Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Constructives Spiel

Details
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
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.
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