Stilleben Mit Der Distelblute (Recto); Ohne Titel (Verso)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Stilleben Mit Der Distelblute (Recto); Ohne Titel (Verso)
Size: 48.9 x 43.5 cm
Medium: Oil on board
Creation year: 1919
Marks: Signed, dated and numbered 'Klee 1919 104' (upper right, recto)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in 1919 (recto); painted circa 1915-1919 (verso)
Provenance: Alfred Mayer, Munich (acquired from the artist, May 1919); Private collection, Krefeld (by 1939); Private collection, Dusseldorf; sale, Christie's, London, 26 March 1984, lot 30; Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie., Geneva (acquired at the previous sale); Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 8 January 2000
Exhibition history: Munich, Neue Mu nchener Secession. 5, June 1919, p. 19, no. 83; Munich, Galerie J.B. Neumann und Gunther Franke, Sommer-Ausstellung in Munchen, Summer 1931, no. 39 (recto illustrated); Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm-Museum, Expressionismus in Malerei und Plastik, December 1946-January 1947, no. 66 (recto illustrated, pl. 66; titled Ohne Titel); Cologne, Kolnischer Kunstverein, Von Nolde bis Klee. Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, March 1947, no. 41 (titled Ohne Titel and with incorrect medium); Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Monet to Matisse, Modern Masters from Swiss Private Collections, October 1988-January 1989, p. 72 (recto illustrated in color, p. 73; with incorrect support); New York, Jan Krugier Gallery and Geneva, Galerie Jan Krugier, Ditesheim & Cie., Paul Klee, Traces of Memory, May 1998-February 1999, p. 88, no. 11 (recto and verso illustrated in color, pp. 22-23)

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-05-13
Lot Number: 40A
Low Estimate: $1500000 [+0%]
High Estimate: $2000000 [-25%]
Hammer Price: $1500000
Sold For: $1815000