[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour). Yves Klein, photographer / author.
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)
"'Leap into the Void' was unprecedented in photography"

[ICONIC AVANT-GARDE PHOTOGRAPH / NEWSPAPER ART / LEAP INTO THE VOID]. "Dimanche - Le Journal d'un Seul Jour" (Newspaper title: Yves Klein presente: Le Dimanche 27 Novembre 1960. Numero unique. Festival d'Art d'Avant-Garde. La Revolution bleue continue. Le journal d’un seul jour)

Paris: [Yves Klein], 1960. First Edition. Original 4-page broadsheet newspaper (557 x 380 folded; 1114 x 380 unfolded). In upper margin of page 1 is written the number "10." Age toning as is true with all copies. Folded ONCE (horizontally), minor browning along fold, overall in excellent condition, suitable for exhibition and study. Very good. Item #3749

FIRST EDITION OF "DIMANCHE" which features the FIRST APPEARANCE of Klein's "Leap into the Void," one of the most iconic Avant-Garde photographs of all time, and the first photo-montage. In addition to containing Klein's Manifesto, "Dimanche" also features a number of Klein's theatrical pieces which anticipate Fluxus, Happenings, Conceptual Art, and Body Art.

On 27 November 1960, Yves Klein created this fake newspaper (4-page broadsheet), and with his friends placed it in news kiosks all around Paris, alongside respectible French newspapers such as "Le Figaro." The distribution of "Dimanche" was one of the earliest and most enduring Guerilla-Art projects. The photograph of Klein, maniacally and ecstatically grinning as he jumps from the second-story window onto the pavement, is captioned: "Un homme dans l'espace!" / "Le peintre de l'espace se jette dans le vide!" Over succeeding years this photo became legendary, a touchstone for Conceptualists but also for contemporary photography.

"'Dimanche' combines appropriation, performance, actionism, conceptual art, and photo-montage all in one, and hints at this range of art movements just then coming into existence. It takes the form of a one-day newspaper, designed as an alternative to the regular Sunday paper, and includes texts and visual works by Klein, including his manifesto, 'Theatre du Vide' (Theater of the Void). The photograph [...] depicts the artist leaping from his dealer's second-story window into the void. It inspired numerous artists to explore their bodies as a medium for art."

Below the photograph, Klein stated: "I am the painter of Space. I am not an abstract painter but, on the contrary, a figurative and realist painter. Let's be honest, in order to paint space, I must put myself on the spot, in space itself" (translated).

To create "Leap into the Void" photograph, Klein, along with photographers Harry Shunk and Janos Kender, seamlessly pieced together the negatives of two photographs -- one of the artist jumping into a large tarpualin held by Judo masters, the other of the street scene only. NB: On page 4 of "Dimanche" is a sketch of various Judo manoeuvres (!) "Leap into the Void" was the most prominent feature of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," in viewers were immediately confronted by 9-foot-tall reproductions of the two photos installed side-by-side. "As art photos go, it’s the gold standard" (Dan Bischoff).

Copies of "Dimanche" preserved in museum-quality condition, as here, are rare.

Price: $3,500.00

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