• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 2312

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper Featuring Property from the Collection of Mrs Sidney F. Brody

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 276

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)

    Grundmauern von K

    Price Realised  

    Paul Klee (1879-1940)
    Grundmauern von K
    indistinctly dated, numbered and titled '1928 Qu 5 Grundmauern von K' (on the artist's mount)
    watercolor on paper laid down by the artist on board
    Image size: 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.)
    Mount size: 17½ x 24¼ in. (44.5 x 61.6 cm.)
    Painted in 1928


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    Provenance

    Ida Bienert, Dresden/Munich (by 1933).
    By descent from the above to the present owner.


    Literature

    W. Grohmann, Privatsammlungen neuer Kunst. Die Sammlung Ida Bienert Dresden, Potsdam, 1933, vol. I, p. 22.
    J. Spiller, ed., Paul Klee. Das bildnerische Denken. Form-und Gestaltungslehre, Basel, 1956, vol. I (illustrated).
    The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, Bern, 2001, vol. 5, p. 220, no. 4617 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, L'art vivant en Europe, April-May 1931, no. 50.
    Munich, Haus der Kunst, Die Maler am Bauhaus, May-June 1950, no. 175 (illustrated).
    Kunstmuseum Luzern, Deutsche Kunst. Meisterwerke des 20. Jahrhunderts, July-October 1953, no. 289.
    Venice, Deutscher Pavillon, XXVII Biennale di Venezia, June-October 1954, no. 25.
    London, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Paul Klee, June-July 1966, no. 34 (illustrated in color).
    Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee, Paul Klee. Tapis du souvenir, May-August 2009, p. 242, no. 112 (illustrated in color, p. 151).