L'ours Pompon - Edition Yves Klein, 2022

by François Pompon et Yves Klein

Sculpture : resin, Pigments

27 x 49 x 19 cm 10.6 x 19.3 x 7.5 inch

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Numbered and limited to 999 copies

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Sculpture: resin, Pigments

Dimensions cm inch

27 x 49 x 19 cm 10.6 x 19.3 x 7.5 inch Height x Width x Depth


Sculpture sold with Plexiglas box pedestal
Dimensions of pedestal: 27 x 49 x 19 cm 10.6 x 19.3 x 7.5 inch


The sculpture cannot be displayed outdoors



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Polar bear

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Artwork location: Spain

L'OURS POMPON - EDITION YVES KLEIN, 2022. Medium: Artisanal resin and pigments. Edition: 999 (few numbers available, assigned randomly). Size: Plexiglas bell size - 49 x 27 x 19 cm. Condition: New, inside its custom packaging. *NOTE* This sculpture is shipped with White Glove Delivery service. During transport, it will be handled exclusively by personnel specialized in shipping artworks. Due to its fragility, it cannot be shipped with conventional carriers. This artisanal resin sculpture of 40 cm long is made after the original of François Pompon polar bear and finished with Yves Klein's blue. It belongs to a limited edition of 999. Includes a certificate of authenticity numbered, stamped with the publisher's seal and signed by the representatives of the rights holders of both Yves Klein and François Pompon. This sculpture has an individual certified number under the right rear flank leg. The Bear is fixed on a Plexiglas terrace and protected by a Plexiglas bell. It is sent inside its custom packaging. There is a very small number of limited editions by these artists. This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a iconic piece that merges the work of two great masters, authorized by Yves Klein Archives Foundation and the François Pompon Association. This piece has been crafted following François Pompons L'Ours blanc, a giant sculpture of a polar bear. Pompon's idea of ripping off the details of his animal sculptures reduces the similarity with the model, reinterpreting the animal. Even though the result wasn't loyal to the image, it was capable of catching the flow of the moment, pose and texture. This giant polar bear was first shown at the Autumn Salon in Paris in 1922 and it was made of cast. The artist created this bear a few times more using different media, the most famous one created in stone can be seen at the D'Orsay Museum in Paris. In 1954 Klein went to Édouard Adam's atelier in Paris trying to find a medium that achieved the pureness of ultramarine blue pigment. It was Adam who developed that medium Yves Klein was searching for, which managed to respect the intensity and texture of the original pigment. This sculpture is covered by Klein's blue, catching the same mat texture as the paint registered by the artist in 1960 under IKB (International Klein Blue) which he used in most of his works.

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The collaboration between the Fondation Yves Klein and the Archives François Pompon has given birth to an emblematic piece: L'Ours Ponpon, merging the work of two great artists, François Pompon and Yves Klein.

Yves Klein, born on April 28, 1928 in the south of France, grew up near Nice in a family of artists. Self-taught, he devoted most of his career to the aesthetic expression of "emptiness". His exploration of the concept of "the totality of things" led him to an ultimate simplification, represented by the famous IKB (International Klein Blue), freed from the constraints of line on his monochrome canvases. Yves Klein died in 1962, leaving behind him a major artistic legacy that has gone down in the history of contemporary art.

François Pompon, born May 9, 1855 in Saulieu, studied architecture and sculpture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Dijon. Moving to Paris in 1874, he devoted his life to learning and practicing his craft. In his work, form was subordinate to light, enhanced by a smooth surface finish. His breakthrough came at the age of 67 with his White Bear, exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in 1922.

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