Paul Klee. Dying Plants (Sterbende Pflanzen). 1922
Paul Klee

Dying Plants (Sterbende Pflanzen)

Not on view
Watercolor, pencil, and ink on paper with watercolor borders on board
25 1/2 x 18 7/8" (64.8 x 47.9 cm)
The Philip L. Goodwin Collection
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© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
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Acquired from the artist by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen (Schlossmuseum), Weimar, 1923 [1]; removed as "degenerate art" by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Berlin, 1937; on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin, February 20, 1939 [2]; to Curt Valentin, New York; purchased by Philip L. Goodwin (1885 1958), New York, May 3, 1939; The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Philip L. Goodwin Collection), 1958.
[1] Andreas Hüneke, ed. Angriff auf die Kunst. Der faschistische Bildersturm vor 50 Jahren. Weimar: Kunstsammlungen, 1988, p. 15. On loan from the "Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Weimar" to the exhibition Deutsche Malerei in den letzten fünfzig Jahren: Ausstellung von Meisterwerken aus öffentlichem und privatem Besitz, Munich: Neue Staatsgalerie, 1924 (no. 94).
[2] EK no. 11261: Pflanzen

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