Yves Klein

Leap into The Void

silver gelatin print 350x270mm


Yves Kleins work might be understood as an experience arising out of

resignation in the face of complexity of a visual phenomenon. The artist

confronts us with the sublime, referring to Lyotard who refers to an image in

relation to the sublime as that of a pilot at the point of no return, at the point

of take-off. Klein takes this further by calming the pilot down at the point of



From Yves Klein, Prometheus and Empedocles, by Wolf-Gunter Thiel as it

appeared in Flash Art, March 1995

1998 © all rights belong to the artist estate and Harry Schunk who took the photograph

Center for Contemporay Art - KYIV