French Artist's Painting Sells for $36 Million

May 9, 2012
Originally published on May 9, 2012 6:48 am

Yves Klein made his project "FC1" with water, a blowtorch and two models. The women pressed their wet figures against a fire-resistant board, then stepped away. Afterward, Klein torched the board — an effect that left behind blurry silhouettes of models.