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Weibsteufel, Die Welt Beherrschend. (She-Devil, Dominating The World)

Paul Klee-Weibsteufel, Die Welt Beherrschend. (She-Devil, Dominating The World)-1921

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Artist:
Artwork:
Weibsteufel, Die Welt Beherrschend. (She-Devil, Dominating The World)
Size:
image: 45 x 28; artist's mount: 51.3 x 35.7 cm
Medium :
Watercolour and oil transfer drawing on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Creation Year:
1921
Marks
Signed 'Klee' (lower right); dated, numbered and inscribed '1921/73 Weibsteufel, die Welt beherrschend.*' (on the artist's mount)
Category :
Drawing
Provenance :
Karl Nierendorf, Berlin & Cologne; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (Schlossmuseum), Weimar, 1923-1930; Lily Klee, Bern, 1940-1946; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, 1946-1947; Karl Nierendorf, New York, by 1947, his estate, New York, 1947-1948; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1948-1973; Galerie Berggruen et Cie., Paris, until 1981; Fuji Television Gallery, Tokyo, by 1981; Gallery Kasahara, Osaka, by 1981; Anonymous sale, Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 18 June 1986, lot 391; Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by 1986; Galerie Lelong, Paris & Zurich, by 1988; Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, and thence by descent to the present owner
Exhibition History :
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Kronprinzenpalais, Paul Klee, February 1923; New York, Nierendorf Gallery, Paul Klee, October 1947, no. 20, n.p.; Tokyo, Fuji Television Gallery, Exhibition of Paul Klee , October - November 1981, no. 7, pp. 66-67 (illustrated p. 23); this exhibition later travelled to Osaka, Gallery Kasahara, November - December 1981; Valencia, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Paul Klee, April - June 1998, p. 219 (illustrated p. 143); this exhibition later travelled to Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, June - October 1998; Barcelona, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Art and Utopia: Limited Action, June - September 2004, no. 281, pp. 165 & 389 (illustrated p. 164, titled 'Weissteufel [sic], die Weld beherrschend'); Venice, Palazzo Fortuny, Tapies. Lo sguardo dell'artista, June - November 2013, p. 64 (illustrated with incorrect medium); Barcelona, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Tapies. An artist's collection, June 2015 - January 2016, no catalogue

Christie’s London

Date:
2018-02-27
Lot Number :
112
Low Estimate :
$279,799[0%]*
High Estimate :
$419,699[-33%]*
Hammer Price :
$279,799
Sold For :
$348,001*