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PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF BERNARD AND HELGA KRAMARSKY
PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)

Scheren Gitter und seine Feindin

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PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
Scheren Gitter und seine Feindin
signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered, and titled '1940 H 3 Scheren gitter und seine Feindin' (on the artist's mount)
gouache on paper mounted on paper
Sheet size: 8 ¼ x 13 in. (21 x 45.5 cm.)
Mount size: 13 ¾ x 19 ¾ in. (34.8 x 50 cm.)
Painted in 1940
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist, by 1940).
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above, 1946).
Rolf and Catherine E. Bürgi, Bern.
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (acquired from the above, by 1952).
Estella Mysels, Santa Monica.
Konrad Kellen, Pacific Palisades (acquired from the above).
Galerie Feichenfeldt, Zurich (acquired from the above, 1983)
Acquired from the above by the late owners, July 1987.
Literature
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, 1940, Bern, 2004, vol. 9, p. 211, no. 9322 (illustrated).
Exhibited
London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Fifty Drawings by Paul Klee: Collection of Curt Valentin, New York, November-December 1953, no. 50 (illustrated).
Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Paul Klee, Max Beckmann, January-February 1954, no. 50 (illustrated; with incorrect medium).
Berlin, Galerie Schüler, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen, spring 1954, no. 50.
Kunstmuseum Bern, Paul Klee: Das Schaffen im Todesjahr, August-November 1990, pp. 106 and 297, no. 283 (illustrated, p. 252).

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