The baroque British Blenheim Palace is a sumptuous 18th-century country house built for military commander John Churchill and the house where British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was born. On the year who marks the anniversary of his ninetieth birthday, the mansion opens its doors to more than fifty works by the iconic French artist Yves Klein, installed throughout the palace, merged with the traditional baroque setting.
The retrospective Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace brings together paintings, sculptures and large-scale installations, most of which in his officially trademarked International Klein Blue (IKB) pigment, including an “Anthropometry” painting and several of Klein’s signature “Monochrome Paintings.” The exhibition constitutes also the most comprehensive one ever dedicated in the UK to the famous artist.
This is the fifth show that the estate dedicates to major living or contemporary artists, thanks to the initiative of the non-profit Blenheim Art Foundation, unusually juxtaposing old and contemporary collections to offer to the visitors new experiences.
Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace
July 18 – October 7, 2018
Blenheim Palace, UK
- Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace