Gespenster, Abgang (Departure Of The Ghost)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Gespenster, Abgang (Departure Of The Ghost)
Size: 96 x 70.5 cm
Medium: Watercolor, gouache, and pen and ink on muslin mounted on canvas
Creation year: 1931
Marks: Signed 'Klee' lower right
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Alfred Flechtheim, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Paris & London (by 1931); Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris (by 1934); Israel Ber Neumann (Graphisches Kabinett, New Art Circle, Neumann Gallery), Berlin & New York (by 1934); Karl Nierendorf Gallery, New York (by 1937); Burton Tremaine Collection, Meriden; Galerie Ernst Beyeler, Basel; Gallery Urban, Nagoya & Paris (by 1988); Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich
Exhibition history: Berlin, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Paul Klee; Neue Bilder und Aquarelle, 1931, no. 15; New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Paul Klee, 1938, no. 43; New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Fifth Selection of Works by Paul Klee,1942, no. 26; Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Paul Klee. Paintings, Drawings, Prints, 1944, no. 24; New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Works by Klee, 1945, no. 9; New York, Knoedler Art Galleries, Painting Toward Architecture: The Miller Collection, 1948; San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Miller Company, 1948; Columbus, Art Gallery, 1948; Cincinnati, Walker Art Center, 1948; New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Paul Klee 1879-1940. A Retrospective Exhibition, 1967, no. 122; Basel, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee, 1879-1940. Gesamtausstellung, 1967, no. 122; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Klee, A'Kunst ist ein Schopfungsgleichnis,A' 1973, no. 61; Des Moines Art Center, Paul Klee, Paintings and watercolors from the Bauhaus years 1921-1931, 1973, no. 61; Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters. The Spirit of Modernism, 1973; Cologne, Kunsthalle, Paul Klee. Das Werk der Jahre 1919-1933. Gemalde, Handzeichnungen, Druckgraphik, 1979; Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1979; Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, The Spirit of Modernism, The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters, 1984; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 20th Century European Masters, 1985-86 (catalogued as oil on muslin); Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Wege zur Abstraktion, 1989, no. 41; Nagoya, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art; Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art; Tokyo, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Paul Klee Retrospecktive, 1993, no. 175; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Surrealismus. Der Traum des Jahrhunderts, 1995-96, no. 49

Date: 2006-11-07
Lot Number: 21