UNDER THE HAMMER 7/17: Burnt Yellow

  • Burnt Yellow 1

  • Burnt Yellow 2

  • Burnt Yellow 3

Burnt Yellow the new [Un]original realised by Simon William for UNDER THE HAMMER thisweek, is inspired by Yves Klein’s work. Klein is a famous French post war artist (50’s). He isnotably known for his monochrome of the color of an intense blue of his own, known as the International Klein Blue: IKB

William’s artwork is a tribute, first, to the Blue Sponge Relief, an artwork Klein realised in 1960; Itis a monochrome in which he included natural sponge. Then, it takes inspiration from the FirePaintings (1961), which Klein did in the France's major destructive testing laboratory with gas powered flame propagation equipment.