How did the artist Yves Klein die?
Yves Klein died of a heart attack at the age of 34 on 6 June 1962. He was working on his series of Portraits Reliefs of his artist friends Arman, Claude Pascal and Martial Raysse.
Yves Klein’s first museum retrospective took place at the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany. Entitled Yves Klein Monochrome und Feuer, the exhibition took place in 1961. That year, Yves Klein and Rotraut Uecker were married in Paris before moving to New York where they met a number of artists including Jasper Johns, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg, as well as the Frenchman Marcel Duchamp. Between 1960 and 1961, Klein’s work was exhibited in numerous exhibitions, including shows at the Galerie Rive Droite in Paris, Leo Castelli’s gallery in New York, the Dwan Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany.
Please visit Yves Klein’s dedicated page to learn more about the artist’s paintings and works.