Sunday, August 8, 2010


Last week I went to the Hirshhorn Museum to see the Yves Klein exhibit. Klein is best known for his Monochromes: canvases painted entirely in a deep, velvety, matte-finish ultramarine. He patented it as International Klein Blue. He also "painted" with fire's scorch marks, exhibited an empty room and created performance art. What is the nature of art? I expect to be mulling that over for the rest of my life. Monsieur Klein spoke of "the experience of having seen and traveled into the blue of my paintings." In honor of his vision, I'm offering my own little bit of blue, not International Klein Blue, but a blue in which one can immerse oneself.


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