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


Paul Klee (1879-1940)
titled, dated and numbered '1935 5 Närrisch' (on the artist's mount)
pen and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Image: 11 x 7 1/8in. (28 x 18cm.)
Mount: 15¼ x 11in. (39 x 28cm.)
Executed in 1935
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Sale Room Notice
Please note the work is not laid down on the artist's mount, as incorrectly stated in the catalogue, but attached at the four reverse sheet corners.

Please note the Provenance for this lot:
Werner Allenbach, Berne (until 1959).
Berggruen & Cie, Paris.
Brook Street Gallery, London.
Merton Simpson.
Alan Auslander Gallery, New York.
Bess. J. Cohen.
Estate of Bess J. Cohen (until 1980).
Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York (1980).
John Torson, New York.
Wolfgang Wittrock Kunsthandel, Dusseldorf.
Anon. sale, Verrieres-le-Buisson, Htel de Ventes, 18. Nov. 1989, lot 71.
Anon. sale, Cornette-de-Saint Cyr, 7. June 1994, lot 78.

Please note the following literature reference for the work:
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen, Cologne, 1959 (p. 36).

Lot Essay

Sold with a photo-certificate from the Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Bern, dated Bern, 29. July 1989.

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