Yves Klein, Petite VÉnus Bleue (brooch)
BUY it for: $0.14
(High-Res Derivative Image)
($14,456*0.00001 = $0.14)
Estimate: 70,000-90,000 HKD
Sold for 112,500 HKD
Price Point Value $14,456 USD
Auctioned on Jan 19 2017

Description & Provenance & Literature
Yves Klein
1928 - 1962
PETITE VÉNUS BLEUE (BROOCH)
Conceived in 1956-57, executed later, this work is number 379 from an edition of 500. 
stamped with the artist's monogram and numbered 379/500 on the reverse of the brooch
bronze painted with IKB colour (International Klein Blue)
Brooch: 5.5 by 2.5 cm, 2 1/8  by 1 in. 
Box: 12 by 8.5 by 7.5 cm, 4 3/4  by 3 3/8  by 3 in. 

This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Mrs Rotraut Klein-Moquay and by its original box covered with gold leaf. 

Provenance
Galerie Stephane Klein, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature
Diane Venet, Bijoux d'Artistes de Picasso à Jeff Koons, Skira Flammarion Ed., Paris, 2011, p.183

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