Paul Klee. Dying Plants (Sterbende Pflanzen). 1922

Paul Klee

Dying Plants (Sterbende Pflanzen)

1922

Medium
Watercolor, pencil, and ink on paper with watercolor borders on board
Dimensions
25 1/2 x 18 7/8" (64.8 x 47.9 cm)
Credit
The Philip L. Goodwin Collection
Object number
102.1958
Copyright
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Paul Klee has 144 works online.
There are 14,262 drawings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
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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