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    Sale 1996

    Impressionist And Modern Works On Paper

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 135

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Constructives Spiel

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    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Constructives Spiel
    signed 'Klee' (upper right); titled, dated, and numbered 'Constructives Spiel 1927 B 5' (on the artist's mount)
    pen and ink on paper laid down by the artist on board
    Image size: 9½ x 12¼ in. (24.1 x 31.1 cm.)
    Mount size: 14 3/8 x 16¼ in. (36.5 x 41.3 cm.)
    Drawn in 1927


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    Provenance

    Lily Klee, Bern (1940-1946).
    Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (1946-1950).
    Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Berlin and New York (1950).
    Harold M. Rowe, Chicago (1986).
    Anon. sale, Leslie Hindman, Chicago, 14 March 1994, lot 925.
    Acquired by the present owner, September 1994.


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Berlin, 1934, no. 80.
    W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen, Cologne, 1959, p. 30 (illustrated).
    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 2001, vol. 5 (1927-1930), p. 99, no. 4328 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Zurich, Graphische Sammlung, ETH Zürich, Gedächtnisausstellung Paul Klee 1879-1940, October-December 1940, no. 84.
    Chicago, Main Street Gallery, An Exhibit of Thirty Drawings by Paul Klee, October-November 1950, no. 8.