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Paul Klee. Actor's Mask. 1924

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Actor's Mask

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

Date:
1924
Medium:
Oil on canvas mounted on board
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 13 3/8" (36.7 x 33.8 cm)
Credit Line:
The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
MoMA Number:
616.1967

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

On consignment from the artist to Rudolf Probst, Galerie Neue Kunst Fides, Dresden, 1928 [1]; on consignment from the artist to Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, February 1928 [2]; on loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1930 [3]; sold through J. B. Neumann, New York to Sidney Janis (1896-1989), New York, 1931 [4]; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1967.
[1] Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 4 (2000), no. 3624.
[2] Ibid. See Stefan Frey and Wolfgang Kersten, "Paul Klees geschäftliche Verbindung zur Galerie Alfred Flechtheim," Alfred Flechtheim: Sammler. Kunsthändler. Verleger, ed. by Hans Albert Peters, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, 1987, p. 79. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, October 20-November 15, 1929 (no. 54: Schauspielermaske).
[3] ] Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 13-April 2, 1930 (no. 12). The catalogue notes on p. 13: "Unless otherwise indicated the paintings belong to the artist and are exhibited by arrangement with his representatives [Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin and J.B. Neumann, New York]."
[4] The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 17-March 4, 1968, p. 17.

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