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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION, CHICAGO

Paul Klee
GEWALT DES RIESEN (POWER OF THE GIANT)
Estimate
40,00060,000
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269

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION, CHICAGO

Paul Klee
GEWALT DES RIESEN (POWER OF THE GIANT)
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Paul Klee
1879 - 1940
GEWALT DES RIESEN (POWER OF THE GIANT)
Signed Klee (upper left); dated 1933, inscribed HI and titled (on the artist's mount)
Watercolor on paper laid down on board
17 by 12 1/2 in.
43.2 by 31.8 cm
Executed in 1933.
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Provenance

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris (until 1938)
Karl Nierendorf, Cologne & New York (acquired in 1938)
Eric Ponder (until 1962)
Berggruen & Cie, Paris (acquired in 1962)
James Wise, Geneva & New York (acquired in 1962)
Sale: Galerie Motte, Geneva, July 10, 1970, lot 98 
Galeria de Arte Portobello (and sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 27, 1971, lot 49)
Maurice Perea (acquired at the above sale)
Sale: Christie's, New York, November 20, 1980, lot 167
Sale: Christie's, New York, May 16, 1985, lot 165
Sale: Christie's, New York, November 20, 1986, lot 167
Acquired at the above sale 

Exhibited

New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Paul Klee, 1941, no. 21
New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Works by Klee, 1945, no. 44
Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts, Paintings by Paul Klee, 1951, no. 29
Geneva, Galerie George Moos, Paul Klee, 1963, no. 23

Literature

The Paul Klee Foundation & Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, eds., Paul Klee Catalogue Raisonné 1931-1933, vol. VI, Bern, 2002, no. 6287, illustrated p. 396

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