Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Sextett Der Genien
Size: linen size: 39.3 x 51.4; mount size: 35.8 x 48.6 cm
Medium: Pastel on linen mounted on paper
Creation year: 1937
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (upper left); dated, numbered and titled '1937 T.9. Sextett der Genien' (on the artist's mount)
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the previous, 1946); Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York; John S. Newberry, New York (acquired from the previous, 1948); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (gift from the previous, 1961); E.V. Thaw & Co., New York (acquired from the previous); Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the previous, June 1963); Albert Turrettini, Satigny (acquired from the previous, December 1963); Anon. sale, Sotheby & Co., London, 4 December 1968, lot 87; Stephen Hahn Gallery, New York (acquired at the previous sale); Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York; Mr. and Mrs. E. Singer, Fort Worth; David Tunkl Fine Art, Los Angeles; Acquired from the previous by the late owners, October 1997.
Exhibition history: Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Klee, February-March 1941, p. 25, no. 238; New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Paul Klee, April-May 1948, no. 18 (illustrated); New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of John S. Newberry, Jr., May-June 1948, no. 20; Detroit Institute of Arts, 25 Recent Additions to the Collection of John S. Newberry, Jr., May-October 1951, p. 16, no. 25 (illustrated, p. 12).