Wednesday, 26 May 2021

zones of immaterial pictorial sensibility

Via Super Punch and vis-ร -vis the enthrallment and repulsion that the markets are experiencing for tokens—fungible or otherwise—we really enjoyed learning about these performative pieces from Nouveau rรฉalisme artist and judo master Yves Klein (*1928 - †1962) called Zone de Sensibilitรฉ Picturale Immatรฉrielle, who wanted his patrons to experience the void, offering vacant spaces in exchange for gold. The buyer received a certificate of ownership. Eight such invisible works were sold, some with elaborate rituals including throwing the gold in the Seine and burning the bill-of-sale.