1960: Yves Klein’s “Leap into the void”

“Yves Klein (1928–1962) was a pioneer in the development of Performance art, and an inspiration to and forerunner of Minimal art and Pop art. Saut dans le vide (Leap into the Void) shows him jumping off a wall, arms outstretched, towards the pavement. Klein used the photograph as evidence of his ability to undertake unaided lunar travel, as part of a broadside denouncing NASA’s lunar expeditions as hubris and folly. The image was a photomontage in which the large tarpaulin Klein leaped onto was removed from the final image.”

- Wikipedia

© Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris; Photo: Shunk-Kender © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

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