Paul Klee. "Or The Mocked Mocker". 1930
Paul Klee

"Or The Mocked Mocker"

1930
Not on view
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
17 x 20 5/8" (43.2 x 52.4 cm)
Credit
Gift of J. B. Neumann
Object number
637.1939
Copyright
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Painting and Sculpture
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
On consignment from the artist to Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, 1931 [1]; to Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (Galerie Simon), Paris [2]; acquired by J.B. Neumann, New York, by 1934 [3]; gift to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1939.
[1] Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 5 (2001), no. 5365. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee: Neue Bilder und Aquarelle, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, November 5–December 10, 1931 (no. 12).
[2] Ibid.
[3] Included in the exhibitions Paul Klee, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, January 21-February 11, 1936 and Cubism and Abstract Art , The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 2-April 19, 1936 and other venues. Lender: J.B. Neumann, New York.

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Pictured above: Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2 (detail). 1914. Oil on canvas, 64 1/8 x 48 3/8" (162.6 x 122.7 cm). Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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