Paul Klee - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hans Goltz (Galerie Neue Kunst), Munich
    Curt Valentin (Buchholz Gallery), Berlin & New York
    Acquired by Hans and Florence Knoll from the above circa 1944

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, Galerie der Sturm, Paul Klee, Johannes Molzahn, Kurt Schwitters, January 1919, no. 10
    Berlin, Galerie der Sturm, Gesamtschau, 71. Ausstellung, February 1919, no. 36
    Munich, Galeriestrasse 26, Muenchener Neue Secession, V. Austellung, June 1919, no. 83
    Stuttgart, Kunstgebäude, Der Sturm und Üecht-Gruppe, Zweite Herbstschau Neuer Kunst, 1920

  • Literature

    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, Bern, 2000, vol. 2, no. 1883, p. 446 (illustrated)
    Johann Konrad Eberlein, "Angelus Novus", Paul Klees Bild und Walter Benjamins Deutung, Freiburg, 2006, p. 51
    Michael Baumgartner, Cathrin Klinsöhr-Leroy and Katja Schneider, eds., Franz Marc, Paul Klee. Dialog in Bildern, exh. cat., Franz Marc Museum, Kochel, 2010, p. 100
    Uta Gerlach-Laxner, Paul Klee - Mythos Fliegen, exh. cat., H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg, 2013, pp. 49, 50

  • Catalogue Essay

    "In an age of the colossus, Klee falls in love with a green leaf, a star, a butterfly’s wing. I know of no man more in touch with his inspiration than Paul Klee." Hugo Ball

Making Modern: Property from the Collection of Florence Knoll Bassett



signed "Klee" lower left (faded)
ink, graphite and watercolor on paper with partial artist's mount
9 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (25.1 x 14.6 cm.)
Executed in 1918.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $187,500

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019