Dying Slave after Michelangelo


IKB blue resin in plexiglas, signed Rotraut Klein Moquay and numbered xxx/300 on the base on a label.
300 editions numbered from “1/300” to “300/300″
50 editions numbered from”HCI/L” à “HC L/L”
Conceived in 1962, this work has been executed in 1992.

Height : 23 1/5 in.                             With the plexiglas : 26.38 x 12.6 x 9.84 in.

– Yves Klein, Catalogue des Editions et des sculptures
, Jean-Paul Ledeur, Editions Guy Pieters, 1999,
artwork reproduced under number S20 page 248.
– Yves Klein, Paul Wember, Verlay M. Dumont, Cologne 1969, artwork reproduced page 98.

Note: Michelangelo sculpted this work between 1513 and 1515 for the tomb of Pope Julius II. This pathetic and magnificent figure affected Yves Klein and through acquiring antic or museum masterpieces it became the artist’s last creation.