Joseph Reinholtz: Homage to Yves Klein’s FC 1

Painter Joseph Reinholtz is a longtime admirer of the works of the artist Yves Klein, and he’ll honor that now-deceased artist by re-creating Klein’s most famous painting in Joseph Reinholtz: Homage to Yves Klein’s FC 1 in front of a live audience. (The painting, titled Fire-Color Painting FC 1, sold at auction for $36.7 million in 2012.) Attempting to re-create the work is no easy matter since Klein believed in “dangerous painting.” He worked with live models who imprinted themselves on the canvas, and used fire and gas to burn the images in place. Reinholtz will follow the same process, including dousing live models with paint and then using a blow torch to scorch the wet canvas. The performance/painting is followed by a live auction of the work with proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank.

See “Joseph Reinholtz: Homage to Yves Klein’s FC 1” at 8 p.m. Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards. For information, call 732-781-8900 or visit Free.
Fri., June 13, 8 p.m., 2014


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