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Auction archive: Lot number 622

PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)

Estimate
US$30,000 - US$40,000
Price realised:
US$23,940
Auction archive: Lot number 622

PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)

Estimate
US$30,000 - US$40,000
Price realised:
US$23,940
Beschreibung:

PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
Kunststreit
signed 'Klee' (center right); dated, numbered and titled '1932 U 3 Kunststreit' (on the artist's mount)
pen and ink on paper laid down on card
Sheet size: 10 1/8 x 18 7/8 in. (25.7 x 48 cm.)
Mount size: 19 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (49.9 x 65.2 cm.)
Drawn in 1932
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist).
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above, 1946).
Karl Nierendorf, New York (acquired from the above, 1947).
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (acquired from the estate of the above, 1948).
Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London (acquired from the above, by 1973).
Anon. sale, Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, 9 June 1976, lot 514.
Private collection, Switzerland.
Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York (from whom stolen, 1988).
Private collection, New York.
Bronxville Art Center, New York.
Private collection, New York (acquired from the above).
Private collection, Europe (acquired from the above).
Recovered by the Art Loss Register, 2022, and offered on behalf of insurers.
Literature
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue raisonné, 1931-1933, Bonn, 2004, vol. 6, p. 253, no. 5899 (illustrated).
C. Hopfengart, "Der Maler von heute," Klee trifft Picasso, exh. cat., Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, 2010, p. 47 (illustrated, fig. 20).
Exhibited
Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, Paul Klee, September-October 1978, no. 32 (illustrated).

Auction archive: Lot number 622
Auction:
Datum:
19 Nov 2022
Auction house:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
Beschreibung:

PAUL KLEE (1879-1940)
Kunststreit
signed 'Klee' (center right); dated, numbered and titled '1932 U 3 Kunststreit' (on the artist's mount)
pen and ink on paper laid down on card
Sheet size: 10 1/8 x 18 7/8 in. (25.7 x 48 cm.)
Mount size: 19 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (49.9 x 65.2 cm.)
Drawn in 1932
Provenance
Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist).
Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above, 1946).
Karl Nierendorf, New York (acquired from the above, 1947).
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (acquired from the estate of the above, 1948).
Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London (acquired from the above, by 1973).
Anon. sale, Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, 9 June 1976, lot 514.
Private collection, Switzerland.
Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York (from whom stolen, 1988).
Private collection, New York.
Bronxville Art Center, New York.
Private collection, New York (acquired from the above).
Private collection, Europe (acquired from the above).
Recovered by the Art Loss Register, 2022, and offered on behalf of insurers.
Literature
The Paul Klee Foundation, ed., Paul Klee: Catalogue raisonné, 1931-1933, Bonn, 2004, vol. 6, p. 253, no. 5899 (illustrated).
C. Hopfengart, "Der Maler von heute," Klee trifft Picasso, exh. cat., Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, 2010, p. 47 (illustrated, fig. 20).
Exhibited
Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, Paul Klee, September-October 1978, no. 32 (illustrated).

Auction archive: Lot number 622
Auction:
Datum:
19 Nov 2022
Auction house:
Christie's
King Street, St. James's 8
London, SW1Y 6QT
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7839 9060
+44 (0)20 73892869
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