Happy Birthday Yves Klein!! The French born artist (1928) attempted to create art that would so engage the viewer that no picture, no book, no sculpture was needed; that the imprint of the work would be enough. As a result, he created voids…or pictures that were solid (mostly) blue. He also worked with performance art, torso sculptures, live nudes painted (blue) etc. He was on a quest to find just the right blue…so as to convey his concepts accurately. Needless to say his art was largely misunderstood and he died at an early age in 1962 from a heart attack, with his work never really accepted until after his death.