Yves Klein By Himself is an intellectual biography of one of the most influential artists of the second half of the twentieth century.
His innovative use of painting, sculpture, performance, film, and photography has influenced Minimalism, conceptual art, and performance art from the late 1960s through to the present day.
This book intermixes biographical fact with texts written by some of the many artists who have been inspired by this charismatic agitator for social change.
A glossary of keywords is complete with definitions by Klein himself, many of which are previously unpublished.
The biography is rounded off by a selection of critical writings from Klein’s own time, including an in-depth analysis of his philosophical ideas by curator-writer Klaus Ottmann.
Co-published with Ediciones Polígrafa.