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

Verschlossenes Ohr

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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Verschlossenes Ohr
signed 'Klee' (lower right) and inscribed 'verschlossenes Ohr' (lower right); dated, numbered and inscribed '1939 CC.9. verschlossenes Ohr' (on the artist's mount)
pencil on paper laid down on the artist's mount
11 7/8 x 8¼ in. (29.7 x 20.9 cm.)
Drawn in 1939
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946, and thence to his estate.
Acquired from the above by the late Ernst Beyeler in 2008.
Literature
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 8, 1939, Bern, 2004, no. 8254 (illustrated p. 270).
Exhibited
Himeji, City Museum of Art, Paul Klee in Exile, 1933-1940, August - September 1985, no. 98 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Sendai, Miyagi Museum of Art, Kamakura, Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Museum of Modern Art, and Niigata, City Art Museum.
Stuttgart, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Paul Klee, Spätwerk, Arbeiten auf Papier 1937-1939, October 1990 - January 1991, no. 227 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Emden, Kunsthalle.
Bern, Kunstmuseum (on loan from 1992 to 1995).
Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (on loan from 1999 to 2007).
Dusseldorf, Paul Klee, Kleinode, Die Sammlung, June - August 2001.
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