Colored chalk drawing on paper, originally moun...
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Drei in Verworrenheit. 1930. Colored chalk drawing on paper, originally mounted on backing board. Klee 5270. Signed in upper center. Signed, dated, titeld and inscribed in bottom center of backing board. 20.7 x 22.2 cm (8.1 x 8.7 in)[JS].
• Marvelous document of Klee's artistic explorations of the borderland between figuration and abstraction • Figurative starting point for two purely abstract drawings by Klee from 1931 (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / Private Collection Japan) • Other works from the small group of the "Line-" or "Ribbon Figures" are in the collection of the Paul-Klee-Foundation at the Kunstmuseum Bern.
PROVENANCE: Galerie Thomas, Munich. Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
LITERATURE: Will Grohmann, Paul Klee. Handzeichnungen 1921-1930, Potsdam/Berlin 1934, no. 61 Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, auction on December 3, 1960, no. 222, with illu. "Clever like a tightrope walker [..] he [Klee] balances between the two seemingly irreconcilable worlds of abstraction and objectivity." Anna Szech, Fondation Beyeler, quote from: Paul Klee - Die abstrakte Dimension, Berlin 2017.