June 10, 2018

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Lot 17: Paul Klee

Lot 17: Paul Klee

Das Gartentor (The Garden Gate)

1925
Pen and ink on paper mounted to card
Signed upper left sheet; titled with date inscription "1925/248" lower center edge of mount
Sheet: 12" x 5.75"; Mount: 14" x 6.875"; (Sheet: 30 x 15 cm)
Together with frame
Provenance: Lily Klee, Bern, Switzerland; Klee Gesellschaft, Bern, Switzerland (acquired directly from the above, 1946); Galerie Rosengart, Luzern, Switzerland (acquired directly from the above, 1947); Charlotte Picher Purcell, Chicago, Illinois (acquired directly from the above, c. 1949); Clifford Odets, New York, New York; Eugene Victor Thaw & Co., New York, New York; Private Collection, Los Angeles, California (acquired directly from the above through Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, Los Angeles, California, February 2, 1982, lot 305)
Illustrated: Paul Klee Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. IV. J. Helfenstein, ed. 2000. #3929.; Paul Klee: Im Zeichen der Teilung. W. Kersten and O. Okuda. 1995. 354.

Literature: Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen 1921-1930. Vol. II. W. Grohmann. 1934. 21.
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $21,250
Inventory Id: 28016

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