ARTS & SOCIETIES
 

LETTER OF SEMINAR 32

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

KLEINIAN ECONOMICS


Yves Klein, Dimanche, 1960. Réalisation Albert Weil, 4 minutes. Film enlargement.


Denys Riout
Yves Klein : Credit Via the Market

Kaira Cabanas
Selling the News : Yves Klein's Dimanche

Sophie Cras
The Just Price for a Work of Art According to Yves Klein : "Sketch and Broad Lines" of an Economic System



Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Elodie Antoine and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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EDITORIAL

 


        
 
       It is difficult to talk about Yves Klein free from the cult surrounding him. That, however, is what three observers who are attentive of this “salesman of the void”’s connections with economic issues have tried to do. Klein had received this epithet in 1960 from a Tribune de Lausanne journalist who failed to see to what extent Klein thought instead in terms of the “plenum.” In reintroducing the medieval notion of the “just price,” the artist was not just playing at the role of a scholar. He was taking charge of the economic system surrounding his work, with a desire to control all its terms as well as everything else.


Laurence Bertrand Dorléac



Letter published with the support of the Foundation of France

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