Yves Klein and the Void

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It's no secret that many early photographic works were edited. If not carefully staged like Capa's Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano then manipulated in the darkroom, giving us the name for many of the now familiar tools we use in Photoshop.

Here, Artsy break down Yves Klein's iconic Le Saut dans le vide and how it came to be created.

Though the performance and newspaper were saturated in irony, Klein was serious about keeping the illusion in tact: Shunk said he was threatened with legal action if he ever pulled back the Ozian curtain. The mysteries of the photograph weren’t fully revealed until two shows in 2010 delved into the making of the image.

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