Yves Klein was an artist in the truest sense. He took risks and broke rules for the sake of his personal expression. Fifty years after his death Klein is poised to shock the world once more and garner an estimated $30 Million for the sale of his masterpiece “‘Fire-Color 1’ (FC 1)”. The original work is to be sold as one of the highlights of Christie’s Post War & Contemporary Evening Sale on May 8th. In honor of this momentous occasion, Christie’s teamed up with La Mer and sponsored a screening of a short film about his life called La Revolution Bleu. The film is shot by and follows the artists from the start of his career to his untimely death in 1962. It features authentic footage from the 60’s including a glimpse into Klein’s creative process.
The screening was held at NYC’s Paris theater and hosted by the beautiful January Jones. The actress who is best known for her role in Mad Men is also an avid art enthusiast and supporter of Oceana. Ms. Jones arrived to the event in a cloud of flashing bulbs as photographers tried desperately to capture an image of her in her beautiful Mary Katrantzou evening dress. She accessorized the lovely peplum frock with Sergio Rossi heels and a Chanel clutch.
Guests of the Paris Theatre enjoyed gourmet popcorn and other movie going snacks during the screening and were treated to a fab after party courtesy of La Mer. The After Party was held at Casa Lever and featured the sounds of DJ Luca Tacon. The soiree was the perfect excuse to mingle with the Rockefellers and January and learn more about this worthy cause. Jones’ participation in the event is part of her duties as ambassador to Oceana, a charitable cause whose mission is protect and preserve the world’s water ways. The non-profit depends on donations in order to continue their efforts. Klein’s estate is set to donate the proceeds from the sale of his original works via Christies Evening Sale to Oceana. These proceeds will fund efforts to protect marine life and educate humanity on the importance of our oceans. To learn more about Oceana visit www.oceana.org.