Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Hande Hoch!
Size: sheet size: 27.9 x 17.8; mount size (sight): 37.5 x 24.8 cm
Medium: Gouache on paper laid down on card
Creation year: 1938
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered and titled '1938 G5 Hande hoch!' (on the artist's mount)
Provenance: Estate of the artist; Karl Nierendorf, Cologne (acquired from the previous and until 1947); Walter and Gertrud Hadorn, Bern; Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the previous, 1962); Anon. sale, Kornfeld und Klipstein, Bern, 18 June 1965, lot 480; James Wise, Geneva; Brook Street Gallery, London (1966); Thomas G. Newman, New York (acquired from the previous); sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 May 1994, lot 264; Irving Galleries, Palm Beach; Acquired from the previous by the family of the present owner
Exhibition history: New York, Nierendorf Gallery, A Comprehensive Exhibition of Works by Paul Klee from the Estate of the Artist, October 1947, no. 21; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Klee, March-April 1963, p. 55, no. 59 (illustrated in color); Zurich, Galerie Renee Ziegler, Paul Klee, September-October 1963, p. 17, no. 36 (illustrated, p. 26); Paris, Galerie Tarica, Paul Klee, November-December 1963; Ascona, Galleria Castelnuovo, Trudy Neuburg-Coray, Paul Klee: Ol, Aquarell, Zeichnungen, Werke 1910-1940, August-October 1964, no. 24 (illustrated); London, Brook Street Gallery, Klee, June-September 1966, no. 23 (illustrated in color on the cover); Geneva, Galerie Motte, Paul Klee: Huiles, aquarelles, dessins, July-September 1968, no. 76bis