WI (In Memoriam)
Artist: Paul Klee
Artwork: WI (In Memoriam)
Size: Image: 52 x 45.5; Sheet: 55.5 x 50.5 cm
Medium: Watercolor, gouache and plaster on burlap
Creation year: 1938
Marks: Signed 'Klee' upper left, signed again, numbered and dated 'Klee J15 1938' on the stretcher
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern (by descent from the artist, 1940); Klee Gesellschaft, Bern (gift from the above, 1946); Galerie Louise Leiris (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris; Mr. and Mrs. William H. Weintraub, New York; Estate sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, 5 November 1981, lot 248; Berggruen et Cie., Paris; Galerie Beyeler, Basel (by 1981); Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1987
Exhibition history: Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Paul Klee, March 1949, no. 15; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Portraits et figures, February-April 1982, no. 57; London, Royal Academy and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, German Art in the 20th Century: Paintings and Sculpture 1905-1985, October 1985-April1986, no. 193 (illustrated in color)

Date: 2008-11-06
Lot Number: 44