Paul Klee. Destruction and Hope (Zerstörung und Hoffnung). 1916

Paul Klee

Destruction and Hope (Zerstörung und Hoffnung)

1916

Medium
Lithograph with watercolor and pencil additions
Dimensions
composition: 18 3/8 x 13 1/16" (46.7 x 33.1 cm); sheet (irreg.): 23 3/8 x 17 15/16" (59.4 x 45.5 cm)
Publisher
Hans Goltz, Munich
Printer
unknown
Edition
60 (including 15 on "Japan" and 45 on Van Gelder Zonen and Stratford papers [this ex.]); plus several proofs before and outside the edition and 1 known state proof
Credit
Purchase Fund
Object number
9.1944
Copyright
© 2017 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 20,920 prints online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Hans Goltz, Munich; Staatliche graphische Sammlungen, Munich, 1918 [1]; removed as “degenerate art” by the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, 1937 [2]; on consignment to Karl Buchholz, Berlin; to Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1941.
[1] Stamp "K. B. GRAPHISCHE SAMMLUNG" on verso, center sheet, brown ink. Inventory no. 320.
[2] EK no. 15656: Zerstörung und Hoffnung

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