Edition No. 16
Yves Klein Shirt, 1948/2001
The Deutsche Guggenheim marks each of its exhibitions with an exclusive edition. The Yves Klein Shirt has been created as Edition No. 16 for the exhibition "On the Sublime. Mark Rothko, Yves Klein, James Turrell".
In 1948 Yves Klein (1928-1962) travelled to Italy. Every day the young artist spent there he wore a shirt that he had painted himself, sporting his initials in duplicate. Even in the eccentric Capri society of those years his garment produced "beaucoup d'effet", as he proudly noted in his diary. In this ecstatic state of mind Yves Klein set out to discover the fantastic play of colours to be found in the grottoes of the island. One year later he created his first monochrome works.
With the generous support of the Yves Klein Archives in Paris, the Deutsche Guggenheim has reproduced the artist's shirt as a historical and personal document in a limited edition of 250 copies. In order to guarantee maximum authenticity the "Yves Klein Shirt" has been sewn out of 100% natural linen, precisely according to the original model, and all details have been reworked by hand.
Hand silk screen print on 100% natural linen; sizes 48 (approx Original size) and 52.
Limited Edition of 200 copies + L, numbered on label.
225 EUR (Club)
Unter den Linden 13-15
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