Float - Eras of Yves Klein Summary & Analysis

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Summary

"Eras of Yves Klein" is a list-based chapbook, comprised of five pages filled with sentences that all begin with "The Era" and end in some nonsensical or unrelated statement like "Adopting a Satanic Laugh Mask," or "Being Spoiled by Aunt Rose." The chapbook is narrated from an ambiguous point of view, and because of the list-form, it is impossible to ascertain the identity — male or female — and nature of the speaking party. As such, the perspective depicted is ambiguous, much like the plot of "Eras" is ambiguous: rather than demonstrate an overarching narrative, the various sentences that comprise this chapbook are completely randomized, unrelated except for their sporadic connection to the art world: to selling works at a gallery, or having an exhibition, or receiving scathing reviews in New York. It is understood that this connection comes from the artist from...

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