Saturday, September 21, 2013

New Yves Klein Collection Gets His Blues

"The electric hue known as 'Yves Klein blue' has an unexpected effect on those who encounter it. According to Daniel Moquay, director of the Yves Klein Archives, one of the French artist's blue monochromes had to be taken down from display at the Museum of Modern Art. 'Everyone had been putting their hands on it,' he said." So begins the Wall Street Journal post. "The heavily pigmented ultramarine is now available in a form less likely to alarm museum guards: Barcelona-based optical brand Etnia has joined with the artist's archives on a collection of glasses for men, women and children called International Klein blue. ...The line includes 12 optical frames and three styles of sunglasses whose blue lenses are manufactured with pigment provided by the Yves Klein Archives

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