Irgend Eine Grausamkeit (Any Kind Of Cruelty)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Irgend Eine Grausamkeit (Any Kind Of Cruelty)
Size: 28 x 22.3 cm
Medium: Oil and paper mounted on canvas
Creation year: 1919
Marks: Signed 'Klee' dated '1919' and numbered '101' lower right
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich (acquired directly from the artist by 1920); Hans Koch, Dusseldorf (acquired circa 1921); Thence by descent and sold: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinet, Stuttgart, May 19, 1954, lot 1230; Berggruen & Cie, Paris (acquired at the above sale and sold: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinet, Stuttgart, November 30, 1955, lot 1384); Max Fischer, Stuttgart (acquired at the above sale); Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Stuttgart (acquired from the above in 1963); Private Collection, Germany (acquired before 1966); Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired in 1966); Private Collection, Italy (acquired from the above in 1966); Agenzia d'arte moderna Paolo Sprovieri, Rome (acquired by circa 1975); Galeria Alfred Schmela, Dusseldorf (acquired circa 1975); Private Collection, Germany (acquired circa 1975 and until 2007); Galerie Ulrike Schmela, Berlin; Private Collection, Germany (acquired from the above)
Exhibition history: Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Paul Klee, Lyonel Feininger: Gemalde, Graphik, XXIX, Sonder-Ausstellung, 1919-20, no. 6; Dusseldorf, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, In Memorium Lehmbruck, Paul Klee, Walter Tanck, 1920, no. 20; Paris, Berggruen & Cie, L'Univers de Klee, 1955. Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie, Das Universum, 2008-09, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Date: 2015-11-06
Lot Number: 423