The David M. Solinger Collection Evening Auction

The David M. Solinger Collection Evening Auction

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Paul Klee

Gedenkstein für N. (Memorial for N.)

Auction Closed

November 14, 11:57 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Paul Klee

1879 - 1940

Gedenkstein für N. (Memorial for N.) 

titled, dated 1918 and numbered 80 (on the artist's mount)

watercolor on chalk ground paper bordered with strips of silver paper tape laid down on the artist's mount

image: 6 ⅞ by 10 ⅛ in. 17.5 by 25.7 cm.

mount: 7 ⅛ by 10 ½ in. 18.1 by 26.7 cm.

Executed in 1918.



1879 - 1940年




畫面︰6 ⅞ x 10 ⅛ 英寸;17.5 x 25.7 公分

畫托︰7 ⅛ x 10 ½ 英寸;18.1 x 26.7 公分


Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich (acquired from the artist in 1919 and until at least 1920)
Collection Thorn 
Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, 27 April 1951, lot 1916 (consigned by the above)
Galerie d'Art Moderne Marie-Suzanne Feigel, Basel (acquired at the above sale)
Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, 29 May 1952, lot 1996 (consigned by the above)
Collection Klitzke (acquired at the above sale)
Berggruen & Cie, Paris
Theodore Schempp, Paris and New York (acquired from the above in 1953)
Acquired from the above in 1954 by the present owner
Marcel Brion, Paul Klee, Paris, 1955, no. 12, illustrated (titled Pierre Commémorative pour N.)
Carola Müller, Das Zeichen in Bild und Theorie bei Paul Klee, Ph.D. dissertation, Technische Universität München, Munich, 1979, p. 48
Wolfgang Kersten and Osamu Okuda, Paul Klee, Stuttgart, 1995, fig. 15, p. 62, illustrated
Jenny Anger, Modernism and the Gendering of Paul Klee, Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University, Providence, 1997, p. 109 (titled Memorial to N)
Josef Helfenstein and Christian Rümelin, eds., Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. II, London and New York, 2000, no. 1927, p. 485, illustrated; p. 472, illustrated in color
Exh. Cat., Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art and Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art, Paul Klee: Art in the Making 1883-1940, 2011, p. 86, illustrated
Brigitte Uhde-Stahl, Paul Klees geheime Symbolik, Berlin, 2018, pp. 196, 219, 283, 294; p. 244, illustrated in color