Spitzes Wort und Fauste
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Spitzes Wort und Fauste
Size: 50 x 30 cm
Medium: Pen and black ink on paper laid down on board
Creation year: 1925
Marks: Signed, inscribed and dated
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (the artist's wife, by descent from the artist) Klee Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the previous in 1946) Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York (acquired from the previous in 1949) Gertrude Lenart Bernoudy, St. Louis (acquired from the previous in 1954; sale: Christie’s, New York, 10th November 1994, lot 411) Purchased at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: New York, Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), Paul Klee, 1950, no. 43; Louisville, J. B. Speed Art Museum, New York, Museum of Modern Art (& travelling in America), Paul Klee Drawings: 1908-1940, 1952, no. 22; London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Fifty Drawings by Paul Klee; The Collection of Curt Valentin, 1953, no. 22; Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Paul Klee, Max Beckmann, 1954, no. 22

Sotheby's London

Date: 2016-06-22
Lot Number: 334

Date: 1994-11-10
Lot Number: 411