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Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Bazar-Stilleben
signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and titled '1924 28 Bazar-Stilleben' (on the artist's mount)
pen and ink on paper laid down on board
Sheet size: 7¼ x 8 7/8 in. (18.4 x 22.5 cm.)
Mount size: 9 7/8 x 11 1/8 in. (25.1 x 28.3 cm.)
Drawn in 1924
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern (by descent from the artist).
Berggruen & Cie., Paris.
Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart.
Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York (1956).
John Barclay (from 1956).
James Wise and Berggruen & Cie., Paris.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
Flair Gallery, Cincinnati.
George Rickey, New York (acquired from the above); Estate sale, Hauswedell & Nolte, Hamburg, 10 June 2004, lot 331.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen (1921-1930), Potsdam, 1934, no. 8 (illustrated).
W. Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen, Cologne, 1959, p. 27f (illustrated).
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, Bern, 2000, vol. 4, p. 163, no. 3396 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Kunsthalle Bern, Gedächtnisausstellung Paul Klee, November-December 1940, no. 211.
Paris, Berggruen & Cie., Paul Klee, Aquarelles et dessins, 1953 (illustrated on the cover).
Zurich, Galerie Renée Ziegler, Paul Klee, September-October 1963, no. 12 (illustrated).
Pasadena Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Art; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts; Cleveland Museum of Art; Kansas City, William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art; Baltimore Museum of Art; St. Louis, Washington University Gallery of Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paul Klee 1879-1940: A Retrospective Exhibition, February 1967-January 1968, no. 67 (illustrated).

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