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Mask of Fear
Paul Klee (German, born Switzerland. 1879–1940)
1932. Oil on burlap, 39 5/8 x 22 1/2" (100.4 x 57.1 cm). Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund
Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.
On consignment from the artist to Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, 1932 ; to Galerie Simon (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris, by 1934 ; Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York ; sold to Allan (1906-1975) and Beatrice Roos, New York and San Francisco, by 1940 ; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1978 (Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund).
 Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 6 (2002), no. 5982. Included in the exhibition Lebendige deutsche Kunst, organized by Paul Cassirer and Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, December 10, 1932-mid-January, 1933 (no. 55: Maske Furcht).
 Ibid. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, Galerie Simon, Paris, June 12-25, 1934 (no. 59). Also included in The International Surrealist Exhibition, New Burlington Galleries, June 11 - July 4, 1936 (no. 148) and Fantastic Art, Dada and Surrealism, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, December 7, 1936-January 17, 1937 (no. 244). Lender: Galerie Simon, Paris.
 Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné, vol. 6 (2002), no. 5982.
 Paul Klee, Buchholz Galleries-Willard Gallery, New York, October 9-November 2, 1940 (no. 73): "Collection: Mr. Allan Roos, New York."