Sale: 522 / Modern Art II, Dec. 11. 2021 in Munich Lot 414

 

414
Paul Klee
Vulgaere Komoedie, 1922.
Pencil drawing on letter paper, laid on board
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 28,250
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 53.674

(incl. surcharge)
Vulgaere Komoedie. 1922.
Pencil drawing on letter paper, laid on board.
Klee 2929. Bottom right signed and dated. Dated, titled and with the work number on the board. 22.3 x 28.1 cm (8.7 x 11 in). 24,5 x 30 cm (9,6 x 11,8 in).
The Norton Simon Museum bis in possession of a lithograph with teh same motif from The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection (Klee 2924). [EH].
• A drawing characterized by a great sense of humor.
• From the time the artist taught at the Bauhaus in Weimar
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We are grateful to the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, for the kind support in cataloging this lot,.

PROVENANCE: Berggruen & Cie, Paris.
Galerie Gérard Cramer, Geneva (until 1953).
Private collection Switzerland (from 1955 to 2019).

EXHIBITION: Paul Klee. Paintings, Drawings, Prints, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, 2nd Floor Galleries, March 14 - April 9, 1944.

LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, El arte no figurativo en Alemania, in: Gaceta de arte, 3rd year, no. 32, 1934, pp. 2 f.
Jean-Louis Ferrier, Paul Klee. Les Années 20, with a text from René Crevel, Paris 1971.
Marianne Vogel, Über die Funktion von Textmaterial in den Bildern von Paul Klee, in: Sjaak Onderdelinden (editor), Interbellum und Exil, Amsterdam 1991, pp. 90-106/p. 91.
Vivian Endicott Barnett, The Blue Four Collection at the Norton Simon Museum, New Haven/London 2002, p. 303, illu. 324A.




414
Paul Klee
Vulgaere Komoedie, 1922.
Pencil drawing on letter paper, laid on board
Estimate:
€ 25,000 / $ 28,250
Sold:
€ 47,500 / $ 53.674

(incl. surcharge)