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The Rise (and Rise) of Yves Klein Blue

A quick note to say that I feel sort of vindicated. Back in March 2010, I wrote THIS post predicting the rise of International Klein Blue – that fabulous deep blue invented and patented by the late, great artist Yves Klein. Yves Klein, Petite Vénus Bleue, 1956 Image: canalblog.com And so it went…that bright blue was suddenly everywhere from J.Crew
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Loved: Hahn / Cock by Katharina Fritsch

I love this proposal by German artist Katharina Fritsch for London’s Fourth Plinth. I love that it appears to be in International Klein Blue, which I blogged about a while ago. Katharina Fritsch, Hahn / Cock. Image: london.gov.uk As you probably know, the empty plinth has been a site for artistic proposals over the past few years, including Rachel Whiteread,
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VoCA Predicts: The Rise of International Klein Blue

About 4 years ago, we predicted the importance of mirrors in art. Michelangelo Pistoletto breaks mirrors during a performance for the creation of his “Twentytwo less two” installation at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Image: inapache.boston.com And then we started to see it, slowly seeping in: David Altmejd’s mirror-covered pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale, Michelangelo Pistoletto, resurrected in Venice in
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