Fire Fountain

Fire Fountain

Museo Guggenheim Bilbao
Yves Klein
1961

Consisting of five separate fountains pouring fire into the sky, and envisaged for an open public space, this is the most ambitious of this artist’s fire pieces. It existed only in sketches before being built for the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Since his retrospective in Krefeld (Germany) in 1961, Yves Klein used fire as a medium for drawings, paintings, and projects for architectures of air, fire, and water, elements that were to provide the walls of his proposed utopian communities.

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