Paul Klee, ‘ Tightrope Walker, from: Contemporary Art | Seiltänzer, from: Kunst der Gegenwart’, 1925, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Klee" at the lower right margin.
It is also numbered“23” at the lower left margin.
Our impression is from the final state of this lithograph which was printed in a limited edition of 220 impressions on BSB laid paper by Staatliches Bauhaus, Weimar. It was published by Marées-Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich.
The paper bears the BSB watermark
Other impressions of this work can be found in the collections of the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena and the National Galleries of Scotland.

Literature: Kornfeld, E. B. (2005). Paul Klee: Verzeichnis des Graphischen Werkes. Bern: Verlag Galerie Kornfeld.
Reference: Kornfeld 95.IV

Condition: Excellent condition. Pale time-staining at the sheet edges.

About Paul Klee

Known for his unique pictorial language and innovative teachings at the Bauhaus, Paul Klee had far-reaching influence on 20th-century modernism. In an early attempt to master color, he associated himself with the group Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), working closely with friend and future Bauhaus colleague Wassily Kandinsky. While engaged with artistic theory, Klee also admired children’s art, wanting his own style to be similarly unaffected. And his dream-like pictures made him popular with the Surrealists, though he never officially became one. Klee’s work can be humorous, his fantastic drawn subjects conveying a playful sense of absurdity, as with his famous Twittering Machine (1922). Later in his career, he began to build up thicker painted surfaces and simplify his compositions, replacing precise line-work with fewer, bolder forms. Klee’s art and lessons on color theory would greatly impact later generations of artists, including, significantly, the Abstract Expressionists and Color Field painters.

German, 1879-1940, Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, based in Muralto, Switzerland