Paul Klee (1879 - 1940)

Lot 415: Paul Klee (1879-1940)

Christie's

June 23, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description: Teppich
signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered and inscribed '1914.19. Teppich' (on the artist's mount)
watercolour on paper laid down on the artist's mount
image: 6 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. (16.2 x 9 cm.)
mount: 12 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (31 x 23.2 cm.)
Executed in 1914
Artist or Maker: Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Literature: R. Suter-Raeber, 'Paul Klee, Der Durchbruch zur Farbe und zum abstrakten Bild', Paul Klee, Das Frühwerk 1883-1922, exh. cat., Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, 1979-1980, p. 138.
J. Anger, Modernism and the Gendering of Paul Klee, Dissertation, Brown University, 1997, pp. 13, 32, 35f, 57, 165 (illustrated).
O. Okuda, 'Paul Klee: Buchhaltung Werkbezeichnung und Werkprozess', Radical Art History: International Anthologie, Zurich, 1997, p. 386 (illustrated).
J. Anger, 'Klee unterricht in der Webereiwerkstatt des Bauhauses', Das Bauhaus, exh. cat., Berlin, 1998-1999, no. 33f (illustrated).
The Paul Klee Foundation (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1913-1918, Bern, 2000, no. 1128 (illustrated p. 124).
Provenance: Beffie W., Amsterdam.
Van Lier, Blaricum.
Anonymous sale, Kornfeld, Bern, 9 June 1977, lot 424.
John Ferno, Jerusalem.
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, from 1977.
Mono Art Gallery, Tokyo.
Acquired by the family of the present owner circa 1990.
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