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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M9983
People
Paul Klee, Swiss (Münchenbuchsee near Bern, Switzerland 1879 - 1940 Muralto-Locarno, Switzerland)
Title
Destruction and Hope
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Zerstörung und Hoffnung
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1916
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lithograph with watercolor and traces of graphite on white laid paper
Technique
Lithograph
Dimensions
sheet: 59 x 46 cm (23 1/4 x 18 1/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.c.: Kl
Provenance
[Buchholz Gallery, New York, New York], sold; Fogg Art Museum, November 25, 1940.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
60
Standard Reference Number
Kornfeld 68 Bb
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles Bain Hoyt and John S. Thacher
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Object Number
M9983
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Zentrum Paul Klee, ed., Paul Klee: Life and Work, Hatje Cantz Verlag (Ostfildern, Germany, 2012), p. 109, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Klee and Kandinsky: Works from the Harvard Collection and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 11/21/1980 - 01/17/1981

From Impressionism to the Bauhaus: German Master Prints from the Harvard Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 05/19/1981 - 06/29/1981

Cubism: Explorations and Adaptations, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 09/18/1982 - 10/26/1982

From the Realists to the Expressionists: Works on Paper by Central European Artists from 1870 to 1918, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 03/14/1983 - 04/29/1983

Paul Klee, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/17/1993 - 06/13/1993

Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

Subjects and Contexts

The Bauhaus

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