Wer Toten Wen
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: Wer Toten Wen
Size: image size: 28.6 x 47; mount size: 47.5 x 62.2 cm
Medium: Tempera and watercolor on paper laid down on card
Creation year: 1931
Marks: Signed 'Klee' (lower right); dated, titled, numbered and inscribed '1931. L.7. wer toten wen S Cl' (on the artist's mount)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (wife of the artist); Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern (acquired from the previous, 1946); Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne (1948); Charlotte Picher Purcell, Chicago (acquired from the previous, 1950); Main Street Gallery, Chicago; Saidenberg Gallery, Inc., New York (acquired from the previous); Serge Sabarsky Gallery, New York (acquired from the previous, 1973); Acquired from the previous by the present owner, circa 1985.
Exhibition history: Kunsthalle Basel, Paul Klee, October-November 1935, p. 9, no. 115; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Paul Klee, Fritz Huf, April-June 1936, p. 6, no. 91; Lucerne, Galerie Rosengart; Antwerp, Galerij Artes and Liege, Association pour le progres intellectuel et artistique de la Wallonie, Paul Klee, June 1948-April 1949, no. 22; The Arts Club of Chicago, Paul Klee: Works from Chicago Collections, January-February 1962, no. 41; Des Moines Art Center, Paul Klee: Paintings and Watercolors from The Bauhaus Years, 1921-1931, September-October 1973, no. 58 (illustrated); New York, Serge Sabarsky Gallery, Paul Klee: The Late Years, 1930-1940, fall 1977, pp. 25 and 42 (illustrated in color, pl. 9); Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee and Museum der Bildenden Kunste Leipzig, Paul Klee: Sonderklasse Unverkauflich, October 2014-May 2015, no. 252 (illustrated in color, pp. 121 and 433).

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-11-12
Lot Number: 189
Low Estimate: $150000
High Estimate: $200000
Hammer Price: Not Sold