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Yves Klein

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The immaterial blue colour shown at Iris Clert’s (where he had a exhibition together with the sculptor Jean Tinguely, fh) in April had in short made me inhuman, had excluded me from the world of tangible reality; I was an extreme element of society who lived in space and who had no means of coming back to earth. Jean Tinguely saw me in space and signaled to me in speed to show me the last machine (Tanguely created art-machines made from old metal engine parts) to take to return to the ephemerality of material life.(1958)
"Yves Klein, 1928 – 1962, Selected Writings", ed. J & J, the Tate Gallery, London 1974, p. 47

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