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Paul Klee (1879 - 1940)

Lot 31: Paul Klee (1879-1940)


May 7, 2002
New York, NY, US

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Kleine Seehafen signed 'Klee' (upper right); titled, dated and numbered 'Kleine Seehafen 1937 q-14' (on the reverse) oil and graphite on panel 14 1/8 x 25 in. (36 x 63.5 cm.) Painted in 1937 PROVENANCE Galerie Simon (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris (by 1938). Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York. Lily Klee, Bern (1940-1946). Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (1946). Berggruen & Cie., Paris. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York. Galerie Beyeler, Basel. Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 13 May 1986, lot 52. Harriet Griffin Fine Arts, New York. Acquired from the above by the father of the present owner. LITERATURE J. Spiller, ed., Paul Klee Das bildnerische Denken. Form und Gestalungslehe, Basel, 1956, vol. I, p. 528 (illustrated, p. 200). W. Uberwasser, "Paul Klees grosses Sp„twerk", Das Werk, vol. 52 (no. 12), 1965, p. 464. M. Huggler, Paul Klee. Die Malerei als Blick in den Kosmos, Stuttgart, 1969, p. 161. EXHIBITION Paris, Galerie Simon (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Oeuvres r‚centes, January-February 1938, no. 8. New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Paul Klee, March-April 1938, no. 30. Springfield, Illinois, Museum of Fine Arts, Modern German Art, January 1939, no. 36. New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Paul Klee, May 1950, no. 31 (illustrated). Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Paul Klee, July-September 1977, p. 165, no. 132. Madrid, Fundac¡on Juan March, Klees, oleos, acuarelas, dibujos y grabados, March-May 1981, no. 74 (illustrated). Barcelona, Fundaci¢n Joan Mir¢; Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig; and Budapest, Sz‚pmv‚szeti Mzeum, Drei Ann„herungen an die Landschaft: Klee, Tanguy, Mir¢, November 1999-July 2000, p. 165, no. 33 (illustrated in color, p. 62).

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