L'Ours Pompon - Edition Yves Klein

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  • Date of creation: 2022
  • Medium: Artisanal resin and pigments
  • Edition: 999 (few numbers available, assigned randomly)
  • Size: Plexiglas bell size - 49 x 27 x 19 cm
  • Condition: New, inside its custom packaging

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This artisanal resin sculpture of 40 cm long is made after the original of François Pompon polar bear and finished with Yves Klein's blue. It belongs to a limited edition of 999. Includes a certificate of authenticity numbered, stamped with the publisher's seal and signed by the representatives of the rights holders of both Yves Klein and François Pompon. This sculpture has an individual certified number under the right rear flank leg. The Bear is fixed on a Plexiglas terrace and protected by a Plexiglas bell. It is sent inside its custom packaging.

There is a very small number of limited editions by these artists. This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a iconic piece that merges the work of two great masters, authorized by Yves Klein Archives Foundation and the François Pompon Association.

This piece has been crafted following François Pompon’s L’Ours blanc, a giant sculpture of a polar bear. Pompon’s idea of ripping off the details of his animal sculptures reduces the similarity with the model, reinterpreting the animal. Even though the result wasn't loyal to the image, it was capable of catching the flow of the moment, pose and texture. This giant polar bear was first shown at the Autumn Salon in Paris in 1922 and it was made of cast. The artist created this bear a few times more using different media, the most famous one created in stone can be seen at the D’Orsay Museum in Paris.

In 1954 Klein went to Édouard Adam’s atelier in Paris trying to find a medium that achieved the pureness of ultramarine blue pigment. It was Adam who developed that medium Yves Klein was searching for, which managed to respect the intensity and texture of the original pigment.

This sculpture is covered by Klein's blue, catching the same mat texture as the paint registered by the artist in 1960 under IKB (International Klein Blue) which he used in most of his works.

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European Union: 395.00 €

Europe (non-EU): 550.00 €

USA & Canada: 595.00 €

Rest of the world: 1500.00 €

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