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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK

Paul Klee
DER VERLIEBTE (THE MAN IN LOVE)
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK

Paul Klee
DER VERLIEBTE (THE MAN IN LOVE)
Estimate
35,00045,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Paul Klee
1879 - 1940
DER VERLIEBTE (THE MAN IN LOVE)
Signed Klee (lower left); titled, dated 1923 and numbered 169 (on the artist's mount)
Oil transfer and Spritztechnik on chalk-primed linen mounted on cardboard
Sheet: 13 5/8 by 7 5/8 in.; 34.7 by 19.5 cm
Mount: 15 1/3 by 9 7/8 in.; 39 by 25 cm
Executed in 1923.
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Provenance

Lily Klee, Bern (the artist's widow; acquired by descent in 1940)
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired in 1946)
Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York (acquired in 1947)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (acquired in 1948)
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired in 1972)
Sale: Kornfeld & Cie, Bern, June 12, 1975, lot 480
Sale: Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, June 26, 1981, lot 107
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, May 15, 1985, lot 197
Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie, Geneva (acquired in 1985 at the above sale)
Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Bremen (acquired in 1986)
Helen Serger (La Boétie, Inc.), New York (acquired circa 1989)
Private Collection, New York
Thence by descent

Exhibited

Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Klee, Kunst ist ein Schöpfungsgleichnis, 1973, no. 26, illustrated in the catalogue
Cologne, Kunsthalle Köln, Paul Klee, Das Werk der Jahre 1919-1933, Gemäalde, Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik, 1979, no. 110
Venice, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Ca'Pesaro & Milan, Palazzo Reale, Paul Klee nelle collezioni private, 1986, no. 66, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, Moeller Fine Art Ltd., Paul Klee: Paintings and Drawings, 1987, no. 9A
Budapest, Nationalgalerie; Madrid, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía & Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Bauhaus Utopien—Arbeiten auf Papier, 1988, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue

Literature

Will Grohmann, Paul Klee, Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Potsdam & Berlin, 1934, no. 12
Paul Klee: das graphische und plastische Werk: mit Vorzeichnungen, Aquarellen und Gemälden (exhibition catalogue), Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt, Duisburg, 1974-75, illustrated p. 55
Picasso und seine Zeit, Die Sammlung Berggruen (exhibition catalogue), Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, 1996, p. 234
The Paul Klee Foundation & Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, eds., Paul Klee, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. IV, London, 2000, no. 3263, illustrated p. 118

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