Drama Aktschluss (Drama, End Of Act)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Drama Aktschluss (Drama, End Of Act)
Size: image: 18.5 x 28.3; artist's mount: 26.5 x 34.4 cm
Medium: Watercolour and pen and ink on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Creation year: 1920
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (lower left), inscribed 'Schlussszene eines Dramas' (upper centre), dated, numbered and inscribed '1920.162. Drama Aktschluss' (on the artist's mount; lower left)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Emmy 'Galka' Scheyer, San Francisco & Los Angeles, 1928-1931; Charlotte Mack, San Francisco, by 1931; Herschel B. Freeman, until 1961; Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York, in 1961; Taft Schreiber, Beverly Hills, by whom acquired in 1961; Gallery Stephen Hahn, New York, until 1972; Berggruen & Cie, Paris, 1972-1975; Joachim Hermann, by whom acquired from the previous in the 1970s; Geerte Murmann, Troisdorf, a gift from the previous in 1986, and thence by descent to the present owners
Exhibition history: Hollywood, Braxton Gallery, The Blue Four, May 1930, no. 6; San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, The Blue Four, April - May 1931, no. 8; Oakland, The Oakland Art Gallery, The Blue Four, August - September 1931, no. 20; San Francisco, Museum of Art, Paul Klee, January - February 1937; Oakland, Mills College Art Gallery, European Master Drawings of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, February - March 1939, no. 61; this exhibition later travelled to Seattle, Art Museum, April - May 1939; New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee, Third Bi-annual Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, November - December 1957, no. 11

Christie's London

Date: 2019-06-19
Lot Number: 130