Paul Klee. Gifts for "J.". 1928
Paul Klee

Gifts for "J."

1928
Not on view
Medium
Oil, ink, and gesso on canvas mounted on wood
Dimensions
15 3/4 x 22" (40 x 55.9 cm)
Credit
Gift of James Thrall Soby
Object number
1092.1969
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, 1929 [1]; on loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1930 [2]; sold through J.B. Neumann, New York to James Thrall Soby (1906-1979), Hartford/New York/New Canaan, August 10, 1932 [3]; given to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1969.
[1] Paul-Klee-Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern, eds. Paul Klee: catalogue raisonné. Bern: Benteli and New York: Thames and Hudson, vol. 5 (2001), no. 4754. Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin, October 20-November 15, 1929 (no. 96).
[2] Included in the exhibition Paul Klee, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 13-April 2, 1930 (no. 40). 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]."
[3] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, 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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