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123001912
Paul Klee
Seiltänzer, 1923.
Lithograph
Starting bid: € 10,000 / $ 10,700
Seiltänzer. 1923.
Lithograph with red plate tone.
Signed and inscribed "23 138". From an edition of 220 copies. On laid paper (watermark "BSB"). 43.4 x 26.8 cm (17 x 10.5 in). Sheet: 52 x 38 cm (20,4 x 14,9 in).
Sheet 4 from the portfolio "Kunst der Gegenwart". Published by Marées-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich 1923 (with blindstamp). Printed by Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar. [AR].

• Made during the early Bauhaus time in Weimar.
• The technical equipment of the art school enabled Paul Klee to make first color lithographs in 1921, while his earlier prints were colored by hand.
• Published in the portfolio "Kunst der Gegenwart“ alongside prints from Max Beckmann, Lovis Corinth and Erich Heckel
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Germany.
Deutsche Bank Collection (acquired from the above in 1971).

LITERATURE: Eberhard W. Kornfeld, Verzeichnis des graphischen Werkes von Paul Klee, Bern 1963,no. 95 IV c (of IV c).
Gerhart Söhn, Handbuch der Original-Graphik in deutschen Zeitschriften, Mappenwerken, Kunstbüchern und Katalogen (HDO) 1890-1933, volume III, Düsseldorf 1991, no. 335-4.

In good condition. Margins slightly unevenly discolored and with faint lightstains. The paper very slightly roughened in the upper edge of the sheet. Two tiny pinholes in the two corners of the image, probably from the making.



123001912
Paul Klee
Seiltänzer, 1923.
Lithograph
Starting bid: € 10,000 / $ 10,700