Tag Archives: Yves Klein

Didier Faustino

Didier-Faustino, Opus incertum-2014

‘Opus Incertum’ (2008) by Didier Faustino.

Plinth for recreating Yves Klein’s ‘Leap into the Void’.

Susan Hiller

Susan Hiller, ‘Homage to Yves Klein, Levitation (Child)’, 2011

Susan Hiller, ‘Homage to Yves Klein, Levitation (Child)’ (2011)

General Idea

‘Shut the fuck up’ part I (Death of a Mauve Bat) & part II (Mondo Cane)

‘Shut the fuck up’ part III (Blue) by General Idea.

General Idea was a collective of three artists, Felix Partz, Jorge Zontal and AA Bronson, that existed from 1969 – 1994. General Idea’s work inhabited and subverted forms of popular and media culture, including beauty pageants, boutiques, television talk shows, trade fair pavilions and mass media. From 1987 through 1994 their work addressed the AIDS crisis. Both Zontal and Partz died of AIDS in 1994.

(via De Ondergrond)

Craig Robinson


‘Minimoma’ (2000) by Craig Robinson.

Walk through the minimoma here.

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Al Martino (RIP)

‘Volare’ (1976) by Al Martino (*October 7, 1927 – †October 13, 2009). 

See the ‘Volare‘ post from about a month ago.

International Klein Blue

Afbeelding 2


International Klein Blue is outside the gamut of computer displays, and can therefore not be accurately portrayed on webpages.

Jack Falanga


‘Leap into the void’ (2007) (videostill, Dirty Dancing) by Jack Falanga.

Cory Arcangel

‘Clouds’ (2002) by Cory Arcangel.

In Clouds, Cory took an old Super Mario Brothers Nintendo video game and erased everything but the clouds.



Yves Klein, ‘Saut Dans le Vide (Leap Into the Void)’ (1960).

“Volare”, that famous song and kitsch schlager, was about… Yves Klein!

The chorus of the song goes “volare”, but the original title is “Nel blu dipinto di blu” (“In the Blue Painted Blue”), a reference to the famous blue that the artist Yves Klein made his signature.

The song has been covered at least over 100 times. Many recorded versions exist.
I collected some of the best:

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