Joanna Fiduccia is a critic based in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in periodicals including Artforum, Spike, ART LIES, MAP and Kaleidoscope, where she is Associate Editor. She is currently a Dickson Fellow in the UCLA Department of Art History.
Odd Couple: Yves Klein and Ed Kienholz’s Unlikely Affinities by Joanna Fiduccia
Shortly after the untimely death of her first husband, Rotraut Klein-Moquay set out to sea carrying a box of gold leaf. A photograph from that afternoon shows the widow shaded by a sun hat, cradling the gold in her lap just minutes before she and her companion on the trip, Yves Klein’s oldest friend, Arman, would scatter it into the Mediterranean.