Palaste (Palace)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Palaste (Palace)
Size: 31.5 x 42.8 cm
Medium: Gouache and watercolor on paper mounted on card
Creation year: 1940
Marks: Signed 'Klee' lower right, titled, dated '1940' and numbered 'K 16' on the artist's mount
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (acquired in 1940); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the above in 1946); Buchholz Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 1948); Kleemann Galleries, New York (acquired from the above in 1954); Roman Norbert Ketterer, Stuttgart (acquired from the above in 1955 and sold: Stuttgarter Kunstkabinett, Stuttgart, May 25, 1955, lot 410); Saidenberg Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale) William Rand, New York (acquired from the above in 1958 and sold: Christie's, New York, February 16, 1998, lot 40); Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 11, 2000, lot 243); Lavis Fine Art, Toronto; Sale: Sotheby's, New York, May 4, 2006, lot 370; Acquired at the above sale
Exhibition history: New York, Buchholz Gallery, Paul Klee , 1948, no. 35, illustrated in the catalogue; New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee, 1955, no. 48; New York, Saidenberg Gallery, Paul Klee Third Bi-Annual Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings, 1957, no. 47; Bern, Kunstmuseum, Paul Klee: Das Schaffen im Todesjahr, 1990, no. 277, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Date: 2014-11-05
Lot Number: 155

Date: 2006-05-04
Lot Number: 370

Date: 1998-02-19
Lot Number: 40