Sporting Spirit Meets Artistic Soul: Yves Klein Exhibition

An upcoming exhibition at Artcurial in Paris will celebrate the unique intersection of art and sport. From June 18 to July 26, 2024, visitors can explore “Les Bleus rencontrent le Maître du Bleu,” showcasing the artworks of Yves Klein, who was also a high-level judoka before becoming an acclaimed artist known for his iconic International Klein Blue.

This exhibition, organized in collaboration with the charity Le Sport a du Cœur, features 16 sports items from notable French athletes, all transformed into art pieces with Klein’s signature blue. Highlights include Tony Parker’s basketball, Zinédine Zidane’s jersey, and Teddy Riner’s judo belt. Each piece will be auctioned on July 1, 2024, to support programs that fight social inequality and assist athletes in need.


Artcurial, located at 7, rond-point des Champs-Élysées Marcel Dassault, invites both art enthusiasts and sports fans to experience this fusion of disciplines.


The event also coincides with the lead-up to the Paris 2024 Olympics, adding a layer of cultural significance to this charitable endeavor. Admission to the exhibition is free, offering an accessible way to engage with both the artistic and athletic legacies of Yves Klein and the featured athletes.

Practical Information

Exhibition – Free Entry “Les Bleus rencontrent le Maître du Bleu”

Location: Artcurial 7, rond-point des Champs-Élysées Marcel Dassault 75008 Paris

Dates: Tuesday, June 18 to Friday, July 26, 2024 Monday to Friday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Auction: Monday, July 1, 2024 – 9:00 PM Registration to participate in the auction:

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