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Auction: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
was auctioned on: 19 September 2017
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PAUL KLEE Durch Poseidon . Pen and

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000
Price realised:  US$30,000
Lot number 444, Views: 18

PAUL KLEE Durch Poseidon . Pen and brownish ink on paper adhered at the corners to the artist's original mount, 1940. 210x295 mm; 8 1/4x11 5/8 inches (sheet); 445x503 mm; 17 1/2x19 3/4 inches (overall mount). Beaver watermark. Signed in blue ink, lower right recto, and titled, dated and inscribed "P19" in pen and brownish ink on the mount. Ex-collection Lily Klee, Bern, 1940; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, by 1946; Curt Valentin (Buchholz Gallery), New York; G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McKenzie Lewis, Jr., Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.; thence by descent. Exhibited "Klee: Sixty Unknown Drawings," Curt Valentin (Buchholz Gallery), New York, January 16-March 2, 1951, no. 60; "Fifty drawings by Paul Klee: Collection of Curt Valentin, New York," Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, November-December 1953, no. 49; "Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen," Galerie Schüler, Berlin, 1954, no. 49; "Paul Klee. Max Beckmann," Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, January 17-February 21, 1954, no. 49; "Paul Klee: Zeichnungen und Aquarelle 1913-40," Galerie Würthle, Vienna, February-March 1959, no. 50; "Paul Klee: Drawings and Watercolors," New Art Center Gallery, New York, January 18-February 20, 1960, no. 30. Published Will Grohmann, Paul Klee , Stuttgart, 1954, p. 360.; Walter Mehring, Klee , Bern, 1956 , p. 25; Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, Klee: La vie et l'oeuvre , Paris, 1957 (English version: London, 1957; Dutch version: Munich/Zurich, 1958); Will Grohmann, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen , Köln, 1959; Christina Kröll, Die Bildtitel Paul Klees: Eine Studie zur Beziehung von Bild und Sprache in der Kunst des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts , dissertation, Bonn, 1968, p. 32; Stefan Frey, Josef Helfenstein, Paul Klee: Verzeichnis der Werke des Jahres 1940 , Stuttgart, 1991; The Paul Klee Foundation, (ed.), Paul Klee, Catalogue raisonné , Bern, 2001, no. 9238.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Swann Galleries, Inc.
Title: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings
Date of the auction: 19 Sep 2017
Address: Swann Galleries, Inc.
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NY 10010 New York,
United States
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