Garten Im Orient
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Garten Im Orient
Size: image size: 35.5 x 28; mount size: 38.8 x 30.5 cm
Medium: Pastel on cotton cloth mounted by the artist on card
Creation year: 1937
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (lower right); titled, dated and numbered '1937 S. 7 Garten im Orient' (on the artist's mount)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (by descent from the artist); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the previous, 1946 and until 1948); Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Berlin and New York (by 1948); Frederick C. Schang, South Norwalk (possibly acquired from the previous, by 1951 and until at least 1960); E.V. Thaw & Co., New York (acquired from the previous); Acquired from the previous by the late owners, 18 November 1964
Exhibition history: London, National Gallery, Paul Klee, 1945, p. 8, no. 117; New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Paul Klee, May 1950, no. 32 (illustrated); Palm Beach, Society of the Four Arts, Paintings by Paul Klee, March-April 1951, no. 60; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 40 Works by Paul Klee from the Collection of F.C. Schang, June-August 1955, no. 34; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, European Masters of Our Time, 1957, p. 19, no. 57 (illustrated, pl. 115); Waltham, Brandeis University, Paul Klee: A Loan Exhibition, May-June 1960, no. 33; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; The Cleveland Museum of Art and Kunstmuseum Bern, Paul Klee, February 1987-January 1988, pp. 30 and 272 (illustrated in color, p. 272); Hamm, Gustav-Lubcke-Museum and Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig, Paul Klee: Reisen in den Suden, January-July 1997, pp. 105 and 238, no. 90 (illustrated in color on the cover; illustrated again in color, p. 203)

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Date: 2019-11-11
Lot Number: 38A
Low Estimate: $600000 [-8%]
High Estimate: $900000 [-38%]
Hammer Price: $550000
Sold For: $675000