The Provenance Research Project
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The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, N.Y. 10019
Twittering Machine (Die Zwitscher-Maschine)
Paul Klee (German, born Switzerland. 1879–1940)
1922. Oil transfer drawing, watercolor and ink on paper with gouache and ink borders on board, 25 1/4 x 19" (64.1 x 48.3 cm). Purchase
Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.
Nationalgalerie, Berlin. 1923 - 1937
Removed (as “degenerate art”) from German state-owned Museum in 1937; included in Entartete Kunst exhibition, in the Antiken-Museum in Hofgarten, Munich, July 19 - November 30, 1937, and other venues, then sold by Nazi government.
Karl Buchholz, Berlin. Purchased by Curt Valentin (associate of Karl Buchholz, who had opened a New York branch of the gallery in 1933) from the Propagandaministerium, Berlin, February 1939
Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), NY. Shipped by Karl Buchholz, Berlin, 1939
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from Buchholz, 1939
Machine à gazouiller