(28 April 1928 – 6 June 1962)
was a French artist considered an important figure in post-war European art.
He is the leading member of the French artistic movement of Nouveau réalisme
founded in 1960 by art critic Pierre Restany.
Klein was a pioneer in the development of performance art,
and is seen as an inspiration to, and as a forerunner of, Minimal art, as well as Pop art.
“I write my name in the blue.”
Yves Klein, IKB 191, 1962.