Paul Klee (1878-1940)
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Paul Klee (1878-1940)

In Blüte

Details
Paul Klee (1878-1940)
In Blüte
signed 'Klee' (lower right)
tempera on burlap laid down on canvas
10¼ x 21½ in. (26 x 54.5 cm.)
Painted in 1938
Provenance
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris, until 1939.
Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York, from 1939.
Joseph Pulitzer, St. Louis, by whom acquired circa 1941.
The Edward James Foundation, West Dean, East Sussex; his sale, Christie's, New York, 13 November 1984, lot 139.
Galerie Tarica, Geneva & Paris.
Claus Walter, Heiden, from 1984 to 1997.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 10 December 1997, lot 306.
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne.
Literature
K.E. Kramer, Mythopoetic politics and the transformation of the classical underworld myth in the late work of Paul Klee, diss., Columbia University, New York, 1993, p. 34.
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. VII, 1934-1938, Bern, 2003, no. 7401 (illustrated p. 396).
Exhibited
New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Paul Klee, 1941, no. 24.
Munich, Haus der Kunst, Elan vital oder das Auge des Eros, Kandinsky, Klee, Miró, Arp, Calder, May - August 1994, no. 388 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

This painting has been requested for the exhibition Paul Klee - Zaubergarten to be held at Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern from May to August 2008, then travelling to Henie-Onstad Art Centre, Baerum, Norway from October to December 2008, and Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, Norway, from January to March 2009.

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