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    Sale 1996

    Impressionist And Modern Works On Paper

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 177

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Etwas Desorganisiert

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    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Etwas Desorganisiert
    signed 'Klee' (lower left); dated, numbered and titled '1938 A 17 etwas desorganisiert' (on the artist's mount)
    gouache and pencil on paper laid down by the artist on board
    Image size: 8 1/8 x 11½ in. (20.6 x 29.2 cm.)
    Mount size: 12 1/8 x 17¾ in. (30.8 x 45.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1938


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    Provenance

    Hans and Erika Meyer-Benteli, Bern (by 1955).
    Berggruen & Cie., Paris (1955-1956).
    Theodor Schempp, Paris (1956).
    Moderne Galerie Otto Stangl, Munich.
    Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Düsseldorf.
    Achim Moeller Fine Art, Ltd., London (by 1970).


    Literature

    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 2003, vol. 7 (1934-1938), p. 506, no. 7659 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Genf, Galerie du Perron, Paul Klee (1879-1940), July 1960, no. 8 (illustrated).
    London, Molton Gallery, Paul Klee, June-July 1961, no. 18 (illustrated).
    New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee. Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, January-February 1963, no. 34 (illustrated).
    London, Achim Moeller Fine Art, Ltd., Important 19th and 20th Century Master Drawings, November 1972-January 1973, p. 29 (illustrated).