1960. Item #4575
[Paris]: Yves Klein, 1960. Folio, tabloid format, single sheet folded once to make 4 unnumbered
pages. Offset printed on newsprint.
Artists’ publication in the form of a parody, or detournee of the well-known French newspaper
Journal du dimanche, the Sunday edition of France-soir - a choice perhaps made in reference
to that exemplar of the bourgeiose institution of the bloated Sunday paper. The publication was
made on the occasion of the Festival d'Art d’Avant-garde, and was not only distributed at a press conference at the Galerie Rive Droite on that date, but also sold at newstands alongside the original newspaper. This is the first appearance of the famous photomontage by Harry Shunk and Janos Kender known as "Le saut dans le vide" (The leap into the void), here with caption "Un homme dans l’espace!"