Yves Klein La Conférence à la Sorbonne, 3 Juin, 1959 1959-1963, Two 12-inch vinyl records held in gatefold sleeve with silkscreen cover jacket in IKB International Klein Blue Color.
La Conférence à la Sorbonne, 3 Juin, 1959 (Certified by Yves Klein Archives), 1959-1963
12 7/10 × 12 7/10 in
32.3 × 32.3 cm
Limited Edition of 500
This highly collectible vintage Yves Klein mixed media work, features two (2) 12 inch vinyl records held inside a limited edition numbered gatefold sleeve with dazzling IKB (International Klein Blue) color on the cover - a frameable work of art - and a photograph of the artist on the gatefold. The records contain the live recording of two lectures Yves Klein gave that were recorded at the Grand Amphithéâtre de l'Université de la Sorbonne, Paris, France: "The Evolution of Art Toward the Immaterial", and "The Architecture of the Air." Klein delivered the Sorbonne lectures just before his first exhibition with Iris Clerc, the gallerist who organized the event, and is duly credited in the recordings. That same year, he met Hains, Villéglé, Dufrène, Restany and Tinguely - who went on to form the group "The New Realists". An extremely rare multiple (especially in such fine condition as it's a silkscreened album cover) featuring nothing but Klein's iconic IKB color on the whole cover, front and back. No text or anything else to distract from the deep rich pure International Klein Blue color. Hand numbered inside from an edition of 500. Would look terrific framed on the wall or displayed with the gatefold open in a perspex box, revealing the dazzling silkscreen cover, the Klein portrait and the actual recordings. . IKB stands for "International Klein Blue" - and to this day, more than half a century on, it still denotes a rich blue uniquely associated with Yves Klein. Collector will be delighted; a must have for true Yves Klein fans. In good vintage condition, with overall age wear and creasing around the edges and rim; the records inside are fine. (see additional photos)