Paul Klee - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Condition Report

  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Lily Klee, Bern (1940-1946)
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (1946-1947)
    Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne (1947-1949)
    Erwin Fischer, Valparaiso (1949-1974)
    Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne (1974-1989)
    Private Collection, Switzerland (1989)
    Galerie Thomas, Munich
    Satani Gallery, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Amsterdam, Stedelijik Museum, Paul Klee, 1948
    Antwerp, Galerij Artes, Paul Klee, 1949, no. 57
    Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee, Das Spätwerk 1937-1940, 1979, no. 126
    Milan, Palazzo Reale, Paul Klee, nell collezioni private, 1986, no. XIII
    Munich, Galerie Thomas, Paul Klee, June 14–19, 1989, no. 43, n.p. (illustrated)
    Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee, Das Schaffen im Todesjahr, August 17–November 4, 1990, no. 161, pp. 196, 293 (illustrated, p. 196)
    Tokyo, Satani Gallery, Paul Klee, Works 1903-40, January 10–March 10, 1990, no. 28 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee. Verzeichnis der Werke des Jahres 1940, Stuttgart, 1991, pp. 116, 242 (illustrated, p. 116)
    Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 9, Bern, 2004, no. 9185, p. 140 (illustrated)

181

Eine Art Hochhaus (A kind of skyscraper)

signed “Klee” upper left of the burlap; titled, inscribed and dated “1940 R 6 eine Art Hochhaus” lower edge of the image
oilstick on gesso-prepared burlap, laid on artist’s mount
burlap 14 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. (36.2 x 11.1 cm)
image 14 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (37.5 x 11.4 cm)
mount 17 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (44.5 x 21 cm)

Executed in 1940.

Estimate
$150,000 - 200,000 

Place Advance Bid
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022