Architectur, Transparent-Structural
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Architectur, Transparent-Structural
Size: 23.3 x 32.79 cm
Medium: Watercolour, gouache
Creation year: 1921
Marks: Signed 'Klee' centre right, dated, numbered and inscribed '1921/120'
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Galka E. Scheyer, Braunschweig, New York, San Francisco & Hollywood, from 1925 to 1927.; Rudolf Probst [Galerie Neue Kunst Fides & Das Kunsthaus], Dresden & Mannheim, until 1932.; Lily Klee, Bern, from 1940 to 1946.; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946 to 1952.; Karl Nierendorf, Cologne, Berlin & New York, from 1947.; Felix Klee, Bern, from 1953 to 1977.; Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, and thence by descent
Exhibition history: New York, The Daniel Gallery, The Blue Four, February - March 1925, no. 34; Oakland, The Oakland Art Gallery, The Blue Four, February - June 1926, no. 5, this exhibition later travelled to Los Angeles, Museum and University, San Francisco, California School of Fine Arts, San Diego, Fine Arts Gallery, Portland, Museum of Art and Spokane, Art Association; Seattle, Henry Art Gallery, The Blue Four, Autumn 1927; Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee zum 50. Geburtstag, Aquarelle aus den Jahren 1920-1929, February - March 1930, no. 2; Lucerne, Galerie Rosengart, Paul Klee, June - September 1948, no. 5, this exhibition later travelled to Antwerp, Galerij Artes and Liege, Association pour le progres intellectuel et artistique de la Wallonie; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Paul Klee, April - May 1954, no. 77; St. Gallen, Kunstmuseum, Klee, Werke aus dem Familienbesitz, January - March 1955, no. 111. Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee, Ausstellung in Verbindung mit der Paul-Klee-Stiftung, August - November 1956, no. 453. Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, December 1956 - January 1957, no. 114. Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paul Klee, March - May 1957, no. 35; Berlin, Akademie der Kunste, Paul Klee, Werke aus der Nachlass-Sammlung Felix Klee, December 1960 - January 1961, no. 75; Bristol, City Art Gallery, Drawings and Watercolours by Paul Klee from the Felix Klee Collection, April - May 1963, no. 212, this exhibition later travelled to Leeds, City Art Gallery, York, Art Gallery, Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, Glasgow, Art Gallery and Museum, London, The Arts Council Gallery and Cardiff, National Museum of Wales; Ascona, Galleria Castelnuovo, Paul Klee, Ol, Aquarell, Zeichnungen, Werke 1910-1940, August - October 1964, no. 7 (illustrated); Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Paul Klee, February - March 1966, no. 21; Marseille, Musee Cantini, Paul Klee, July - September 1967, no. 28 (illustrated); Stuttgart, Kunstgebaude am Schlossplatz, 50 Jahre Bauhaus, May - July 1968, no. 137 (illustrated), this exhibition later travelled to London, Royal Academy of Arts, Paris, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, Toronto, The Art Gallery, Pasadena, Art Museum, Buenos Aires, Museo de Bellas Artes, Tokyo, National Museum. Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Noderna, Paul Klee 1879-1940, April - May 1970, no. 57 (illustrated); Munich, Haus der Kunst, Paul Klee 1879-1940, October 1970 January 1971, no. 42; Winterthur, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee und seine Malerfreunde, Die Sammlung Felix Klee, February - April 1971, no. 97, this exhibition later travelled to Duisburg, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum. Kronberg, Kulturkreis, Paul Klee, 90 Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, September - October 1971, no. 14; Augsburg, Holbeinhaus, Paul Klee, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik, September - November 1972, no. 18; Villingen-Schwenningen, Beethovenhaus, Paul Klee 1878-1940, Gemalde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, May - June 1973, no. 39; Bern, Kunstmuseum, Die Blaue Vier, Feininger, Jawlensky, Kandinsky, Klee in der Neuen Welt, December 1997 - March 1998, no. 117 (illustrated), this exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Date: 2012-02-08
Lot Number: 228
Notes: Inscribed 'S.Cl' ('Sonderclasse' or 'special class'), which he used to denote his most successful works, on artist mount