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

Drama in der Kuhwelt

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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Drama in der Kuhwelt
signed 'Klee.' (upper right); dated, inscribed and numbered '1915 234 Drama in der Kuhwelt' (on the artist's mount)
pen and India ink on paper
image: 2¾ x 9½ in. (7 x 24.1 cm.)
artist's mount: 6 3/8 x 12½ in. (16.3 x 32.1 cm.)
Executed in 1915
Provenance
Hanna Bekker von Rath, Frankfurt.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 29 November 1989, lot 440.
Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York, by 2000.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 9 February 2006, lot 641.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
Der Sturm, vol. 7, no. 11, February 1917 (illustrated p. 127).
P. Klee, Paul Klee, Sturm Bilderbücher III, Herwarth Walden, Berlin, 1918 (illustrated p. 23).
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Geneva & Stuttgart, 1954, p. 144.
O.K. Werckmeister, The Making of Paul Klee's Career 1914-1920, Chicago/London, 1989, p. 278, note 20 & p. 281, note 73.
J. Anger, Modernism and the Gendering of Paul Klee, Diss., Brown University, Rhode Island, 1997, p. 97, note 2.
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 2, 1913-1918, Bern, 2000, no. 1569 (illustrated p. 318).
Exhibited
Stuttgart, Herbstschau Neuer Kunst, Kunstgebäude, Der Sturm und Uecht-Gruppe, 1920.
Cannes, Galerie Daniel Gervis, Paul Klee, Oeuvres sur papier, May - July 1990 (illustrated).
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