This is a souvenir of a visit to a Coney Island Bowery amusement called Darkness and Dawn. It was a Cyclorama, and had been created for an exposition in Omaha, Nebraska in 1898. It was brought to the Coney Island Bowery at the turn of the century.
Yves Klein - Anthopometries (1960-1) “Klein experimented with various methods of painting, using rollers and sponges and experimenting with different surfaces. This experimentalism would lead to a number of works Klein made using a female nude covered in blue paint and dragged across or laid upon canvases to make the image, using the models as ‘living brushes’.”