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Staging Yves Klein’s “Blue Revolution”

Walker staff photographer Cameron Wittig took these images last Friday as curators and crew installed artworks for the Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers retrospective. One visitor at the presentation at the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C. called it “flawlessly curated,” “an utter delight,” and “worthy of repeated visits” (all in the same sentence!); at the […]

Walker staff photographer Cameron Wittig took these images last Friday as curators and crew installed artworks for the Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers retrospective. One visitor at the presentation at the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C. called it “flawlessly curated,” “an utter delight,” and “worthy of repeated visits” (all in the same sentence!); at the Washington Post, critic Blake Gopnik opened his review with a proclamation: “Of all the dazzling stuff on this planet, not much beats the art of Yves Klein.” (See also reviews by  by Roberta Smith at the New York Times and Peter Schjeldahl at the New Yorker.)

The exhibition goes on view this Friday during a Walker After Hours preview party (tickets here) and opens officially on Saturday, when co-curators Kerry Brougher and Philippe Vergne (below left and right) also participate with Daniel Moquay from the Yves Klein Archives in an opening-day talk. (Click on images for a larger view.)

Co-curators Kerry Brougher and Philippe Vergne