YVES KLEIN
Fire Paintings
1 November 2005 through 21 January 2006
UPPER EAST SIDE, NEW YORK
 

Although well-known for his monochromes, Yves Klein’s use of fire in his final series of works emphasizes the artist’s lifelong pre-occupation with the elemental forces of nature and the creative process. It links him to other artists and philosophers who also worked with or wrote about fire and influenced him such as Albergo Burri, Otto Piene, Gaston Bachelard and Carl Jung. This exhibition offers an in-depth look at a group of works that were seminal in Klein’s oeuvre but have rarely been seen before.