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Oriental Pleasure Garden

Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno)

Date:
1925
Medium:
Oil on cardboard
Dimensions:
16 1/4 × 20 1/2 in. (41.3 × 52.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.315.41
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed, dated and numbered (lower right): Klee/ 1925 d 1

  • Exhibition History

    Brunswick. Schlossmuseum. "Paul Klee," January 10–February 1926, no catalogue.

    Berlin. Galerie Goldschmidt & Wallerstein. "Paul Klee, Gemälde und Aquarelle; G. H. Wolf, Plastiken," February 28–April 1926, no catalogue.

    Kunsthaus Zürich. "Ausstellung," April 11–May 5,1926, no. 21 (as for sale, SFr 1900).

    Wiesbaden. Neues Museum and Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden. "August Ausstellung 1926," August 1926, no. 12.

    Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden. "30 deutsche Künstler aus unserer Zeit," April 6–early June 1929, no. 16 (lent by the Kirchhoff collection).

    New York. Buchholz Gallery. "Paul Klee," November 1–26, 1938, no. 13.

    Hannover. Kestner Gesellschaft. "Paul Klee," May 20–June 22, 1952, no. 55 (lent by a private collection, Berlin).

    Kunstmuseum Luzern. "Deutsche Kunst. Meisterwerke des 20.Jahrhunderts," July 4–October 2, 1953, no. 276 (lent by Th. Werner, Berlin).

    London. Marlborough Fine Art Ltd. "XIX and XX Century European Masters: Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture," summer 1959, no. 36 (as "Paradis Garten").

    Arts Club of Chicago. "Paul Klee. Works from Chicago Collections," January 16–February 20, 1962, no. 20 (as "Oriental Gardens," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bensinger).

    Saint Paul de Vence. Fondation Maeght. "Paul Klee," July 9–September 30, 1977, no. 69 (as "Jardin d'agrément oriental," lent by a private collection, Zurich).

    London. Hayward Gallery. "Dada and Surrealism Reviewed," January 11–March 27, 1978, no. 9.29 (as "Jardin d'agrément oriental," lent by a private collection, Switzerland.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selection Two," June 4–September 2, 1985, no catalogue.

    Canberra. Australian National Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," March 1–April 27, 1986, unnumbered cat. (p. 40; as "Oriental garden").

    Brisbane. Queensland Art Gallery. "20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York," May 7–July 1, 1986, unnumbered cat.

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Paul Klee," February 12–May 5, 1987, unnumbered cat. (p. 210; as "Oriental Garden").

    Cleveland Museum of Art. "Paul Klee," June 24–August 16, 1987, unnumbered cat.

    Kunstmuseum Bern. "Paul Klee: Leben und Werk," September 25, 1987–January 3, 1988, no. 158.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paul Klee: The Berggruen Klee Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 6–July 31, 1988, unnumbered cat. (p. 205).

    Kunsthalle Tübingen. "Paul Klee: Die Sammlung Berggruen im Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York und im Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris," January 22–April 16, 1989, unnumbered cat. (p. 217).

    London. Tate Gallery. "Paul Klee: The Berggruen Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris," May 17–August 13, 1989, unnumbered cat. (p. 217).

    Mexico City. Centro Cultural Arte Contemporáneo. "Paul Klee: Selección de sesenta obras. The Berggruen Klee Collection. The Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1989–January 1990, no. 50.

    Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim. "Paul Klee. Konstruktion—Intuition," December 9, 1990–March 3, 1991, unnumbered cat. (p. 122).

    Nagoya. Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art. "Paul Klee Retrospective," April 2–May 23, 1993, no. 142.

    Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art. "Paul Klee Retrospective," June 1–July 25, 1993, no. 142.

    Tokyo. Bunkamura Museum of Art. "Paul Klee Retrospective," July 31–September 21, 1993, no. 142.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Late Klee," December 6, 1996–April 13, 1997, no catalogue.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee Landscapes," November 20, 1997–February 8, 1998, no catalogue.

    Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Sammlung Berggruen. "Klee aus New York: Hauptwerke der Sammlung Berggruen im Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 4–October 18, 1998, no. 32.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee Paintings," September 14, 1999–March 12, 2000, no catalogue [on view until October 12, 1999].

    Cologne. Museum Ludwig. "Kunstwelten im Dialog: von Gauguin zur globalen Gegenwart," November 5, 1999–March 19, 2000, no. 220.

    Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura. "Paul Klee and His Travels," February 9–March 31, 2002, no. 145.

    Morioka. Iwate Museum of Art. "Paul Klee and His Travels," April 13–June 9, 2002, no. 145.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cityscapes by Klee and Feininger," September 25, 2002–January 26, 2003, no catalogue.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee the Voyager," February 4–May 4, 2003, no catalogue.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee: The Late Years," March 19–June 27, 2004, no catalogue.

    New York. Neue Galerie. "Klee and America," March 10–May 22, 2006, unnumbered cat. (pl. 31).

    Washington. The Phillips Collection. "Klee and America," June 16–September 10, 2006, unnumbered cat.

    Houston. Menil Collection. "Klee and America," October 6, 2006–January 14, 2007, unnumbered cat.

    Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie. "Das Universum Klee / The Klee Universe," October 31, 2008–February 8, 2009, unnumbered cat. (p. 212).

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Late Klee," October 18, 2012–March 31, 2013, no catalogue.

  • References

    Daniel Abadie. Paul Klee. [Paris], 1977, p. 171, ill. p. 88 (color).

    Jean Duvignaud. Klee en Tunisie. Lausanne, 1980, ill. p. [14].

    Kay Vernon in 20th Century Masters from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Exh. cat., Australian National Gallery. Canberra, 1986, p. 40, ill. (color).

    Gary Tinterow et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 8, Modern Europe. New York, 1987, p. 123, colorpl. 101.

    Sabine Rewald. Paul Klee: The Berggruen Klee Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1988, pp. 204–7, 284, 318, ill. (color, overall and detail, bw), and fig. 50 (installation photo).

    Sabine Rewald in Klee aus New York: Hauptwerke der Sammlung Berggruen im Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Berlin, 1998, pp. 38, 120, 139, no. 32, fig. 38, ill. pp. 121 (color), 139.

    Marc Scheps in Kunstwelten im Dialog: von Gauguin zur globalen Gegenwart. Eds. Marc Scheps, Yilmaz Dziewior, and Barbara M. Thiemann.. Exh. cat., Museum Ludwig. Cologne, 1999, pp. 85, 532, no. 220.

    Josef Helfenstein and Christian Rümelin, eds. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné. Vol. 4, 1923–1926. Ed. Paul Klee Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne. New York, 2000, p. 353, no. 3812, ill.

    Christine Hopfengart. "Klee an den deutschen 'Museen der Gegenwart', 1916–1933." Paul Klee: Kunst und Karriere. Beiträge des Internationalen Symposiums in Bern. Eds. Oskar Bätschmann and Josef Helfenstein. Bern, 2000, p. 74 n. 49.

    David Carrier. "Klee and America." ArtUS, no. 16 (January/February 2007), p. 58.

    Anke Daemgen in The Klee Universe. Ed. Dieter Scholz Christina Thomson. Exh. cat., Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Ostfildern, 2008, pp. 207, 358, ill. p. 212 (color).

  • See also
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