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246

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK

Paul Klee
EBENE LANDSCHAFT (FLAT LANDSCAPE)
Estimate
100,000150,000
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246

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, NEW YORK

Paul Klee
EBENE LANDSCHAFT (FLAT LANDSCAPE)
Estimate
100,000150,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Paul Klee
1879 - 1940
EBENE LANDSCHAFT (FLAT LANDSCAPE)
Signed Klee (upper right); titled, dated 1924 and numbered 134 (on the artist's mount)
Gouache and watercolor on paper mounted on cardboard
Sheet: 7 3/4 by 10 5/8 in.; 18.5 by 27.1 cm
Mount: 8 1/4 by 11 3/8 in.; 21 by 29 cm
Executed in 1924.
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Provenance

Rudolf Probst (Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Das Kunsthaus), Dresden & Mannheim (acquired in 1930)
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris (acquired by 1932)
Galka E. Scheyer, Germany & United States (acquired in 1937)
Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York (acquired circa 1938)
Peggy Guggenheim, New York
James Gilvarry, New York (and sold: Christie's, New York, November 14, 1984, lot 410)
Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Thence by descent

Exhibited

Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Paul Klee, Zweite Gesamtausstellung 1920-1925, 1925, no. 148
Gera, Geraer Kunstverein, Städtisches Museum, Paul Klee, Aquarelle, 1925-26, no. 40
Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee, 1926, no. 21
Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee zum 50, Geburtstage, Aquarelle aus den Jahren 1920-1929, 1930, no. 22
Saarbrücken, Staatliches Museum Saarbrücken, Paul Klee, Aquarelle aus 25 Jahren, 1905 bis 1930, 1930, no. 46
Hollywood, Hollywood Gallery of Modern Art & Oakland, Oakland Art Gallery, Paintings by Paul Klee, 1935, n.n.
San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Art, Paul Klee, 1937, n.n. 
Hollywood, Putzel Gallery, Recent Pictures by Paul Klee, 1937, no. 23
New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Paul Klee, 1941, no. 41
Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art & Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Paul Klee, Private Collection James Gilvarry, 1960, n.n.
Champaign, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Paintings, Drawings and Prints by Paul Klee from the James Gilvarry Collection, 1964, no. 11
Indianapolis, Herron Museum of Art, Paul Klee, 1966, no. 9
Santa Barbara, The Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, Paul Klee, Oils, Watercolors, Gouaches, Drawings, Prints from the James Gilvarry Collection, 1967, no. 11, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Peggy Guggenheim, Art of This Century, New York, 1942, mentioned n.p. 
Klee in America (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museum of Art, Cleveland & Berner Kunstmuseum, Bern, 1987-88, illustrated p. 105
Cathrin Klingsöhr-Leroy, Paul Klee in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, 1999, n.p. 
The Paul Klee Foundation & Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, eds., Paul Klee, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. IV, London, 2000, no. 3506, illustrated p. 223

Catalogue Note

“Only abstraction of the transitory remained. The world was my subject, even though it was not the visible world. Polyphonic painting is superior to music in that, here, the time element becomes the spatial element” (Paul Klee, On Modern Art, London & Boston, 1979, n.p.).

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