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

Frisst aus der Hand "Zweite Fassung" (Eats out of the Hand "Second Version")

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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Frisst aus der Hand "Zweite Fassung" (Eats out of the Hand "Second Version")
signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered and inscribed '1920/171 Frisst aus d. Hand "Zweite Fassung"' (on the artist's mount)
oil transfer drawing and watercolour on paper attached to the artist's mount
sheet: 12 x 9 1/2 in. (30.4 x 24 cm.)
artist's mount: 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. (40.1 x 32.5 cm.)
Executed in 1920
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1947.
Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York, 1947.
Galerie Feilchenfeldt, Zurich.
Private collection, Germany, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
J. Glaesemer, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen I, Kindheit bis 1920, Bern, 1973, pp. 259-260 (illustrated).
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. 3, 1919-1922, Bern, 1999, no. 2516 (illustrated p. 234).
Exhibited
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Kronprinzenpalais, Paul Klee, February 1923 (n.n.).
London, The Tate Gallery, Paul Klee, December 1945 - February 1946, no. 41.
Wuppertal, Kunst- und Museumsverein, Paul Klee, January - February 1956, no. 20.
Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee, August - November 1956, no. 439.
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, December 1956 to January 1957, no. 96.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts, Paul Klee, March - May 1957, no. 26.
Cologne, Kunsthalle, Weltkunst aus Privatbesitz, May - August 1968, no. G8.

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Lot Essay

This is Paul Klee's 'second version' of the work currently in the Heinz Berggruen collection in Berlin (PKS 2350). There is a related pencil drawing in the Paul-Klee-Stiftung (PKS 2392).

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