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Barbarische Komposition (Barbarian composition) by PAUL KLEE
PAUL KLEE

(SWISS, 1879 - 1940)

Barbarische Komposition (Barbarian composition)

1918


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LOT #181

FEBRUARY 06, 2008

Sotheby's, London

Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper (Sale L08006)


Barbarische Komposition (Barbarian composition) Regular price: $179.99 £ 306,100 GBP Premium599,986 USD (Sale ends )

LOT DETAILS


Materials:

watercolor and gouache on paper laid on the artist's mount

Measurements:

7.28 in. (18.50 cm.) (height) by 4.65 in. (11.80 cm.) (width)

Size Notes:

mount: 29.5 x 23.9

Edition:

68

Markings:

signed 'Klee', u.r.; dated '1918', artist's mount; numbered '68', artist's mount

Exhibited:

Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Paul Klee, 1920, no. 165, illustrated in the catalog Jena, Kunst-Verein zu Jena, Paul Klee, 1920, no. 19 New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee. An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of his Birth, 1954, no. 4 Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee. Ausstellung in Verbindung mit der Paul-Klee-Stiftung, 1956, no. 414 Hamburg, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Paul Klee, 1956-57, no. 79 Chiba, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art; Sapporo, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art & Miyagi, The Miyagi Museum of Modern Art, Paul Klee: Erzählung und Schöpfung, 2006, no. 45, illustrated in color in the catalog London, Timothy Taylor Gallery, Ballet Mécanique, 2007-08

Literature:

Der Ararat, 'Paul Klee', in Zweites Sonderheft, May-July 1920, illustrated p. 7 Leopold Zahn, Paul Klee. Leben, Werk, Geist, Potsdam, 1920, illustrated p. 62 Frederick C. Schang, Paul Klee. Collection of F. C. Schang, South Norwalk, 1953, no. 8 Wolfgang Kersten, Paul Klee. 'Zerstorung, der Konstruktion zuliebe?', Marburg, 1987, pp. 143 & 151 Christine Hopfengart, Klee. Vom Sonderfall zum Publikumsliebing. Stationen seiner offentlichen Resonanz in Deutschland 1905-1960, Mainz, 1989, p. 41 Anna-Maria Ehrmann-Schindlbeck, Schmid & Joachim Verspohl, Paul Klee in Jena 1924 (exhibition catalog), Jena, 1999, p. 148 Paul Klee Stiftung (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue Raisonné 1913-1918, Bern, 2000, vol. II, no. 1915, illustrated p. 481

Provenance:

Israel Ber Neumann, Berlin & New York Clifford Odets, New York & Los Angeles Frederick C. Schang, New York Saidenberg Gallery, New York Frederick Zimmermann, New York Harold Diamond Inc., New York Sale: Sotheby's, New York, 12th November 1988, lot 161 Stephen Mazoh & Co., Rhinebeck Waddington Galleries Ltd., London (acquired in 1988); Acquired from the above by the present owners circa 1990


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