About This Artwork

Paul Klee
German, born Switzerland, 1879-1940

Garden on Debris, 1923–24

Watercolor and black ink transfer on cream wove paper, mounted on cream card
268 x 254 mm
Signed lower right: "Klee"

Olivia Shaler Swan Memorial Collection, 1943.593

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Kunsthalle Mannheim, "Zwei Künstlerphantasten: Paul Klee und Alfred Kubin," November 23, 1924-January 10, 1925, cat. 36.

Wiesbaden, Germany, Neues Museum, "März-Ausstellung," March-April 1925, cat. 62.

Munich, Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, "Paul Klee: Zweite Gesamtausstellung 1920-1925," May-June 1925, cat. 75.

New York, Buchholz Gallery, "Paul Klee," November 1-26, 1938, cat. 9.

Cincinnati Art Museum, "Paintings by Paul Klee and Mobiles and Stabiles by Alexander Calder," April 7-May 3, 1942.

New York, Buchholz Gallery, "Paul Klee, André Masson & Some Aspects of Ancient and Primitive Sculpture," February 23-March 20, 1943, cat. 3.

The Art Institute of Chicago, "The Broad Spectrum: Color on Paper, Past and Present," September 12–October 31, 1999, hors. cat.

Publication History

Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee, Catalogue Raisonné, 4 (Bern, 2000), p. 38, no. 3097 (ill.).

Ownership History

Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich [Paul Klee Foundation 2000]. Heinrich Stinnes (1867-1932), Cologne; Stinnes estate, Cologne; sold, Gutekunst and Klipstein, June 20-22, 1938, lot 524 (ill.).. Curt Valentin, New York, by 1938 [New York 1938]; sold to the Art Institute, 1943.

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