About This Artwork

Paul Klee
German, born Switzerland, 1879-1940

Head (As It Were a Portrait), 1924

Oil and gouache on paper
375 x 283 mm
Signed lower left: "Klee 1924/13."; inscribed lower left: "Kopf eines Archaeologen"

Olivia Shaler Swan Memorial Collection, 1952.1008

© 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. 16.

Munich, Hans Goltz, "Paul Klee," May-June 1925, cat. 25.

New York, Curt Valentin Gallery, "In Memory of Curt Valentin," October 5-30, 1954, cat. 13.

Chicago, The Arts Club, "Paul Klee: Works from Chicago Collections," January 16-February 20, 1962, cat. 16.

Publication History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 1961), p. 251.

Paul Klee Foundation, Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, 4 (Bern, 2000), p. 158, no. 3381 (ill.).

Ownership History

Galerie Neue Kunst Hans Goltz, Munich. Lily Klee (1876-1946), Bern, 1940-1946; Klee-Gesellschaft, Bern, from 1946. Buchholz Gallery, New York, about 1951 [according to the Paul Klee Foundation 2000]; sold to the Art Institute, 1952.

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