Gagosian Shop opens in Paris with grand eclat, thanks to rare book specialist Doug Flamm.

by leslierankowfinearts

Doug Flamm
Gagosian Gallery

“Blue…is beyond dimensions, whereas the other colors are not. All colors arouse specific ideas, while blue suggests at most the sea and the sky; and they, after all, are in actual, visible nature what is most abstract.”

Yves Klein

Yves Klein
Anthropometries

ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND BRILLIANT ARTISTS OF ANY TIME IS YVES KLEIN (1928-1962). ALTHOUGH HE DIED AT THE VERY YOUNG AGE OF 34, HIS UNIQUE ICONOCLASTIC ATTITUDE CONTINUES TO BE AN INFLUENCE TODAY. IN 1957, KLEIN ENTERED HIS BLUE PERIOD. HE BEGAN USING NUDE MODELS AS “LIVING PAINTBRUSHES”, COVERING THEM IN PAINT AND DRAGGING AND PRESSING THEIR BODIES ACROSS PAPER AND CANVAS. IN 1960, HE PATENTED INTERNATIONAL KLEIN BLUE, A COLOR HE CREATED WITH THE HELP OF A CHEMIST, A PIGMENT HE APPLIED TO SPONGES ATTACHED TO CANVAS AS RELIEF ELEMENTS OR POSITIONED ON WIRE STANDS TO CREATE BIOMORPHIC SCULPTURES. HE CLAIMED THAT KLEIN BLUE WAS THE PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION OF COSMIC ENERGY. WHETHER HE TRULY BELIEVED IN THE MYSTICAL CAPACITY OF THE ARTIST TO CREATE AESTHETIC EXPERIENCES OUT OF THIN AIR OR WAS A SUBLIME COMMENTATOR ON THE METAPHYSICAL INCLINATIONS OF MANY MODERN PAINTERS, REMAINS A QUESTION TODAY.

Yves Klein sponge
Collection, Guggenheim Museum

 

IN OCTOBER 2018, DOUG FLAMM, RARE BOOK SPECIALIST AT GAGOSIAN GALLERY, OPENED A SECOND VENUE FOR THE WONDERFUL GAGOSIAN SHOP LOCATED IN NEW YORK AT 976 MADISON AVENUE (ACROSS FROM THE CARLYLE HOTEL) IN PARIS, IN THE EIGHTH ARRONDISSEMENT AT 6 RUE DE PONTHIEU, NEXT TO THE GAGOSIAN GALLERY PARIS.

Gagosian Shop, Paris
YVES KLEIN: By the Book
October 12 – December 22, 2018

THE FIRST EXHIBITION IS DEDICATED TO YVES KLEIN, ENTITLED YVES KLEIN: BY THE BOOK, AS A TRIBUTE TO CELEBRATE WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS NINETIETH BIRTHDAY. THE SHOP TAKEOVER INCLUDES RARE BOOKS AND EPHEMERA. IN VARIOUS WAYS, THESE PRINTED WORKS SUCH AS Dimanche 27 novembre 1960 “Le journal d’un seul jour” (1960)  AND Les Fondements du Judo (1954), HELPED KLEIN TO ARTICULATE HIS IDEAS TO A BROADER AUDIENCE. SIGNIFICANT NEW AND OUT-OF-PRINT MONOGRAPHS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGUES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

https://www.gagosianshop.com/shop/paris

Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960

 

IF PARIS SEEMS TOO FAR AWAY, VISIT DOUG HERE IN NEW YORK TO SEE WHAT WONDERFUL YVES KLEIN BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA HE CAN RECOMMEND FOR THIS HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING TO SOMEONE VERY SPECIAL OR AS A RARE AND EXQUISITE ADDITION TO YOUR OWN ART LIBRARY.

Gagosian Shop, Paris
YVES KLEIN: By the Book
October 12 -December 22, 2018