PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
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PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)

Zwei Lustschlösschen

PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
Zwei Lustschlösschen
dated and numbered ‘1918 120’ (on the artist’s mount)
watercolour on burlap laid down on the artist's mount
image: 8 x 10 1⁄4 in. (20.3 x 26.1 cm.)
artist's mount: 11 1⁄8 x 12 3⁄4 in. (28.3 x 32.4 cm.)
Executed in 1918
Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich, by 1922.
Paul Westheim, Berlin, by 1928.
Dr. Charlotte Weidler, Berlin & New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owner, circa 1978.
C. Bell, Kunst, Dresden, 1922, p. 176 (illustrated).
S. Cheney, A Primer of Modern Art, New York, 1932, p. 172 (illustrated p. 171).
W. Haftmann, C. Giedion-Welcker, W. Grohmann, W. Schmalenbach & G. Schmidt, Im Zwischenreich: Aquarelle und Zeichnungen von Paul Klee, Cologne, 1957, p. 18 (illustrated p. 36).
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, 1913-1918, Bonn, vol. 2, 1998, no. 1967, p. 497 (illustrated; catalouged as 'signed 'Klee' (upper right)).
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Ausstellung Neuerer deutscher Kunst aus Berliner Privatbesitz, April 1928, no. 71, p. 27 (titled 'Kleines Bild').
Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee Ausstellung in Verbindung mit der Paul-Klee-Stiftung, August-November 1956, no. 418, p. 69.
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, December 1956-January 1957, no. 82.
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Klee: A Retrospective Exhibition, February-July 1967, no. 32, p. 35 (illustrated; titled 'Two Little Pleasure Castles').
New York, Leonard Hutton Galleries, Der Blaue Reiter und eins Kreis, March-May 1977, no. 33, p. 48 (illustrated; titled 'Zwei Kleine Lustschlösschen').
Special notice
This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
Further details
This lot was subject to an ownership claim asserted by an heir to a past owner of the lot. The New York courts denied this claim and ruled in favor of the current owner. Accordingly, title will pass to the successful bidder.

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