Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Lot 452: Paul Klee (1879-1940)

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Description: Erlebnis in den Lechauen signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered and titled '1918.1. Erlebnis in den Lechauen.' (on the mount) watercolor, brush and India ink on gessoed linen laid down by the artist on board Sheet size: 6 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (15.5 x 23.2 cm.) Mount size: 91/4 x 12 in. (23.5 x 30.5 cm.) Painted in 1918 PROVENANCE Georg Caspari, Munich. Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Dsseldorf (acquired from the above, July 1919). Galerie Neue Kunst (Hans Goltz), Munich. Galerie Alex V”mel, Dsseldorf (1952). Hans and Maryellchen Koch, Dsseldorf; sale, Kunstkabinett (R.N. Ketterer), Stuttgart, 28-20 May 1957, lot 460. Ernesto Blohm, Caracas (acquired at the above sale). Galerie Karger, Caracas. Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, 1959. LITERATURE M. Rosenthal, Paul Klee and the Arrow, Dis., University of Iowa, 1979, p. 176, no. 152 (illustrated, p. 358). O. K. Werckmeister, Versuche ber Paul Klee, Frankfurt, 1981, p. 123. S. Frey and W. Kersten, Paul Klees gesch„ftliche Verbindung zur Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Dsseldorf, 1987, p. 66. M. Kern, Paul Klee und seine Werke aus den Jahren 1917 und 1918, Gersthofen, 1992, p. 54. R. Vogel, Paul Klee in der Fliegerschule Gersthofen (1917/1918), Gersthofen, 1992, p. 24. J. Anger, Modernism and the Gendering of Paul Klee, Dis., Brown University, 1997. The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue raisonn‚, Bern, 2000, vol. 2, p. 434, no. 1848 (incorrectly illustrated). EXHIBITION Munich, Neue Mnchner Secession, June-October 1918, no. 75. Basel, Kunsthalle, and Zurich, Kunstsalon Wolfsberg, Neue Mnchner Malerei und Graphik, October-November 1918, no. 41 and 39. Dsseldorf, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Graphik aus 25 Jahren, February-March 1930, no. 57. Saarbrcken, Staatliches Museum, Paul Klee. Aquarelle aus 25 Jahren, 1905 bis 1930, March-April 1930, no. 49. Dsseldorf, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee, June-July 1931, no. 117. Dsseldorf, Galerie Alex V”mel, Paul Klee, October 1952, no. 13. Caracas, Galer¡a Mendoza, Expressionismo en Alemania, 1959, no. 46 (illustrated). Pasadena Art Museum; San Francisco Museum of Art; Columbus, Gallery of Fine Art; The 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-February 1968, no. 18 (illustrated). Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Paul Klee, July 1969, no. 1.
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