Barbarische Komposition
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Barbarische Komposition
Size: Image: 18.5 x 11.8: Mount: 29.7 x 23.8 cm
Medium: Watercolor and gouache on paper laid down on card
Creation year: 1918
Marks: Signed 'Klee' upper right, dated and numbered '1918 68' on the artist's mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Galerie Neue Kunst (Hans Goltz), Munich (by 1920); J.B. Neumann (New Art Circle), Berlin and New York; Clifford Odets, Beverly Hills; Frederick C. Schang, New York (by 1953); Saidenberg Gallery, New York (by 1954); Frederick Zimmermann, New York (by 1956); Harold Diamond, Inc., New York; Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 November 1988, lot 161; Stephen Mazoh & Co., New York. Waddington Galleries, Ltd., London (1988); Yasaka Gallery, Nagoya (by 1990); Private collection, Japan (circa 1990); Sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 February 2008, lot 181; Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst (Hans Goltz), Paul Klee, May-June 1920, no. 165 (illustrated); Kunst-Verein zu Jena, Paul Klee, July-August 1920, no. 19; New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee, An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of his Birth, March-April 1954, no. 4; Kunstmuseum Bern, Paul Klee, Ausstellung in Verbindung mit der Paul-Klee-Stiftung, August-November 1956, p. 69, no. 414; Kunstverein Hamburg, Paul Klee, December 1956-January 1957, p. 16, no. 79; Chiba, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art; Sapporo, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art and The Miyagi Museum of Modern Art, Paul Klee, Erzahlung und Schopfung, June-December 2006, p. 67, no. 45 (illustrated in color); London, Timothy Taylor Gallery, Ballet Mecanique, 2007-2008

Date: 2014-05-07
Lot Number: 138