• The immaterial told me that I was indeed an occidental, a right-thinking Christian who believes in the 'Resurrection of the flesh'. A whole phenomenology then appeared, but a phenomenology without ideas, or rather without any of the systems of official conventions. What appeared was distinct from form and became Immediacy. 'The mark of the immediate' - that was what I needed.

    "Yves Klein, 1928 - 1962, Selected Writings". ed. J & J, the Tate Gallery, London 1974, p.53, 1960.