Strenge Gebirgsform, Kristallines Gebirge
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Strenge Gebirgsform, Kristallines Gebirge
Size: sheet size: 23.6 x 38.1; mount size: 31.8 x 47.3 cm
Medium: Watercolor and gouache on paper laid down on card
Creation year: 1924
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (upper right); dated, numbered and titled '1924 242 Strenge Gebirgsform Kristallines Gebirge' (on the artist's mount) and titled again 'Kristallines Gebirge' (extreme lower left of the artist's mount)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Rudolf Probst (Galerie Neue Kunst Fides; Das Kunsthaus), Dresden (on commission from the artist, by 1929); Galerie Flechtheim, Berlin and Dusseldorf (on commission from the artist, by March 1930); Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris; Israel Ber Neumann, New York (before 1938); Karl Nierendorf, New York (by 1938); Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York; Andrew Pecorini, Forest Hills, New York; Aldis Browne Fine Arts, New York (acquired from the previous, 1974); Berggruen & Cie., Paris (acquired from the previous); Paul Haim & Co., Paris (1978); Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo (acquired from the previous, 1978)
Exhibition history: Dresden, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Paul Klee, Aquarelle aus den Jahren 1920-1929, February-March 1930, no. 21; Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, Paul Klee, September-October 1978, no. 13 (illustrated); Kakunodate, Omura Art Museum, 1979

Christie's New York

Date: 2017-05-16
Lot Number: 137