Schleiertanz (Veil Dance)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Schleiertanz (Veil Dance)
Size: 25.9 x 40 cm
Medium: Watercolor on ink transfer drawing on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Creation year: 1920
Marks: Signed 'Klee' and dated '1920.34' upper right, titled 'Schleiertanz' and dated '1920/34' on the artist's board lower left
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich (until June 1920); Harry Fuld Senior, Frankfurt; Harry Fuld Junior, Frankfurt (by descent from the above in 1932); Seized by the German Customs authority at the Dutch border and taken to a depository at Neuwied in the Rhineland (possibly); Hermann Lange, Bellevuestrasse, Berlin; Allied art depot at Schloss, Kogl, Salzburg Central Collecting Point, Munich (March 15, 1946: inv. No. 21011/16); Jewish Restitution Successor Organisation (May 29, 1949); The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (received in custody from JRSO to the Bezalel National Museum, 1950-1965, and thereafter in custody of its successor institution, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1965-2010)
Exhibition history: Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Paul Klee, 1920, no. 247; Jena, Kunst-Verein zu Jena, Paul Klee, 1920, no. 29; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Die Maler am Bauhaus, 1950, no. 180; Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Modern Masterworks on Paper, 1999; London, Hayward Gallery, Paul Klee - The Nature of Creation, 2002

Date: 2010-11-03
Lot Number: 342