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Posted at 7:00 PM ET, 06/ 8/2010

Talking about Yves Klein

By Fritz Hahn

If you've paid a visit to the mostly monochromatic Yves Klein exhibition at the Hirshhorn, you may be interested in learning more about the intriguing man who used blowtorches and naked models covered in paint to ornament his canvases. You'll have a chance Wednesday evening. Rotraut Klein-Moquay, Klein's widow and an artist, will be speaking with curator Kerry Brougher about the late visionary artist. Klein died of a heart attack less than a year after his marriage - at the age of 34 in June 1962 - leaving his wife and their unborn child to continue his legacy. Some of Klein-Moquay's paintings and sculptures utilize Klein's trademark blue hue, while his son - also named Yves - is an artist specializing in robotic sculpture. The program begins at 7 p.m., and admission is free.

-- Stephanie Merry

By Fritz Hahn  | June 8, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
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