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    Sale 12146

    Impressionist & Modern Art Works on Paper Sale

    17 November 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1048

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Geister im Purgatorium

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Geister im Purgatorium
    signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and titled '1914 121 Geister im Purgatorium' (on the artist's mount)
    pen and black ink on paper laid down on card
    Sheet size: 4 x 8 7/8 in. (10.2 x 22.7 cm.)
    Mount size: 8 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. (21.8 x 32.9 cm.)
    Drawn in 1914


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    Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern has confirmed that this work is authentic and that it corresponds to no. 1221 currently listed in vol. 2 of the catalogue raisonné.

    Provenance

    Alfred Kubin, Wernstein am Inn, Austria (gift from the artist, May 1915).
    Private collection, Berkeley (circa 1945).
    By descent from the above to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION


    Literature

    M. Droste and A. Zweite, eds., Paul Klee, Das Frühwerk, 1883-1922, exh. cat., Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 1979, pp. 78-79.
    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, 1913-1918, Bonn, 2000, vol. 2, p. 179, no. 1221.