Damien Hirst series "Empresses" is an homage to 5 amazing women with a major relevance in history. Little known for western culture, their greatness is celebrated by Hirst. These series of works are created as stunning laminated giclées on aluminium composite panels screen printed with glitter.
To a journalist who asked him what would be the happiest day of his life, Yves Klein replied: "If there is one concrete event that has made me truly happy, I would choose this success in capturing this Blue that I wanted to be unique in the world".
100 years after the creation of L'Ours blanc the François Pompon, 60 years after the disappearance of Yves Klein and 21 years since the last official edition of the artist, the Yves Klein Foundation and the François Pompon Archives have joined forces to create this iconic piece that merges the work of these two great artists.
Takashi Murakami's limited editions are many, although their characteristics vary greatly from one to another. The fact that there is a wide variety of themes, sizes, techniques and edition sizes means that Murakami has a large number of avid and loyal collectors.
Yves Klein was born on April 28, 1928 in the south of France and grew up near Nice, a city beloved by Chagall, Picasso and Renoir and also home to Henri Matisse for much of his adult life. The son of Fred Klein and Marie Raymond, both painters, Yves Klein was a self-taught artist.
So what do these lions mean? These lions depicted in Murakamis' works "Of Chinese lions, peonies, skulls and fountains" and "As the interdimensional waves run through me I can distinguish between the voices of angel and evil!" represent the karajishis...