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Wed May 9, 2012
French Artist's Painting Sells for $36 Million
Originally published on Wed May 9, 2012 4:48 am
Yves Klein made his project "FC1" with water, a blowtorch and two models. The women pressed their wet figures against a fire-resistant board, then stepped away. Afterward, Klein torched the board — an effect that left behind blurry silhouettes of models.