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Paul Klee. Vocal Fabric of the Singer Rosa Silber. 1922

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Vocal Fabric of the Singer Rosa Silber

Paul Klee (German, born Switzerland. 1879–1940)

Date:
1922
Medium:
Watercolor and ink on plastered fabric mounted on board, with watercolor and ink borders
Dimensions:
24 1/2 x 20 1/2" (62.3 x 52.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Resor
MoMA Number:
13.1955

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Acquired from the artist by the Nationalgalerie, Berlin, 1923 [1]; removed as “degenerate art” by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, 1937 [2]; on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin, 1939; to Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York, by 1940 [3]; sold to Stanley B. (1879-1962) and Helen L. Resor (1886-1964), New York and Greenwich, CT, 1940 [4]; to their son Stanley Resor, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1955 (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Resor).
[1] Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 3 (1999), no. 2950. One of four works the Nationalgalerie acquired from the artist for 40 million M during the inflation of 1923 (see Annegret Janda and Jörn Grabowski, eds., Kunst in Deutschland 1905-1937: Die verlorene Sammlung der Nationalgalerie im ehemaligen Kronprinzen-Palais, exh. cat. Berlin: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 1992, no. 229). Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, Nationalgalerie, Kronprinzenpalais, Berlin, February 1923. On view at the Kronprinzen-Palais of the Nationalgalerie, Berlin until 1933 (ibid.). Included in the defamatory exhibition Der Bolschewismus - große antibolschewistische Schau, Deutsches Museum, Munich, November 7, 1936-January 31, 1937 (see Anja Tiedemann, "Auf dem Weg in ein freies Land. Paul Klees Vokaltuch der Kammersängerin Rosa Silber," Uwe Fleckner, ed., Das verfemte Meisterwerk, Berlin: Akademieverlag, 2009, pp. 177-179).
[2] EK number: 16213 (Vokaltuch der Kammersängerin Rosa Silber). Included in the exhibition Degenerate Art, Hofgarten-Arkaden, Munich, July 19-November 30, 1937 and other venues (Berlin, Leipzig, Düsseldorf, Salzburg, Hamburg, Stettin, Weimar).
[3] Included in the exhibition Landmarks in Modern German Art, Buchholz Gallery, New York, April 2-27, 1940 (no. 11).
[4] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, Buchholz Galleries–Willard Gallery, New York, October 9-November 2, 1940 (no. 27: Lent anonymously).

Vokaltuch der Sängerin Rosa Silber
Vocal Fabric of the Chamber Singer Rosa Silber
[Das Vokaltuch der Kammersängerin Rosa Silber]

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