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Paul Klee
FENSTER IM GARTEN (WINDOW IN THE GARDEN)
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Paul Klee
FENSTER IM GARTEN (WINDOW IN THE GARDEN)
Stima
400.000600.000
Lotto. Venduto 461,000 USD (Prezzo di aggiudicazione con commissione d'acquisto)
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Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Masterworks

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Paul Klee
1879 - 1940
FENSTER IM GARTEN (WINDOW IN THE GARDEN)
titled, dated and numbered 1918.2 on the mount

gouache and watercolor on paper mounted on cardboard
sheet: 7 1/4 by 9 1/8 in. mount: 9 7/8 by 12 5/8 in.
18.5 by 23.2 cm; 25 by 31.4 cm
Executed in 1918.
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Provenienza(e)

Galerie Neue Kunst (Hans Goltz), Munich (acquired from the artist)
Ida Bienert, Dresden & Munich (acquired from the above in May-June 1920)
Galerie Nathan, Zürich (1969)
Eugene Victor Thaw & Co., New York
Berggruen & Cie, Paris (1981)
Fuji Television Gallery Co. Lt, Tokyo (1981)
Acquavella Galleries, New York 
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (acquired from the above in March 1982)

Esposizione

Berlin, Galerie Fritz Gurlitt, Paul Klee, Wolf Röhricht. Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik, 1920, cat. no. 53
München, Städtische Galerie in Lenbachhaus, Paul Klee. Das Frühwerk, 1883-1922, 1979-1980, cat. no. 334
Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery; Osaka, Gallery Kasahara, Exhibition of Paul Klee, 1981, cat. no. 4, illustrated in color

Bibliografia

Wilhelm Michel, Das Graphische Jahrbuch, Paul Klee, Darmstadt, 1920, p. 792, illustrated
Will Grohmann, Privatsammlungen neuer Kunst. Die Sammlung Ida Bienert Dresden, Potsdam, 1933, p. 21, illustrated
Jenny Anger, Modernism and the Gendering of Paul Klee, dissertation, Brown University, 1997, p. 167
The Paul Klee Foundation & Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, eds., Paul Klee Catalogue raisonné 1913-1918, vol II, Bern, 2000, cat. no. 1849, p. 435, illustrated
Kathryn Porter Aichele, Paul Klee, Painter/Poet, Rochester, 2006, p. 102

Nota a catalogo

Klee’s work at the end of the first world war was dominated by the theme of gardens and nature. The artist’s son Felix Klee described his father’s favorite outing to Wörlitz near Passau, which inspired his depictions of plants and flowers: it was “…surrounded by an enchanting park full of lakes and watercourses that made the visitor forget the monotony of the surrounding Elbe flatlands. We strolled past Aeolian harps and exotic giant trees, across rickety footbridges, and took the ferries to the islands. Here Paul Klee was thoroughly in his element, and many of his pictures with plant or water subjects were the outcome of visits to this wonderful park” (Felix Klee, quoted in Roland Doschka, Paul Klee, Munich, 2001, p. 210).

In 1919 Klee secured a three-year contract with the dealer Hans Goltz, whose influential Munich gallery promoted his art and staged a large retrospective exhibition in 1920 of some 370 works, including the present picture. It was later that year that Klee was invited by the architect Walter Gropius to teach at the Bauhaus, and subsequently moved to Weimar in 1921, when his work would become increasingly abstract and geometricised.   After Goltz, the picture then came into the collection of Ida Beinert (1870-1965), one of the most important patrons of German and European avant-garde art in the 20th century.  Among the works in her collection were those of Klee, Gropius, Dix, Kokoschka and Nolde, who were all frequent attendants at the cultural salons she hosted in her home in Dresden during the 1920s.   Beinert's collection remained intact during the Second World War and were relocated to her new home in Munich in 1945.  Economic hardship during the post-war years compelled her to sell works from her collection, many of which now hang in museums throughout the world.

Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Masterworks

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