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The Hypocrites

Artist:
Paul Klee (German (born Switzerland), Münchenbuchsee 1879–1940 Muralto-Locarno)
Date:
1919
Medium:
Watercolor and transferred printing ink on paper, bordered with metallic foil, mounted on cardboard
Dimensions:
9 1/2 × 12 1/2 in. (24.1 × 31.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Berggruen Klee Collection, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.208.1
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Klee; dated and inscribed on cardboard (lower left): 1919.213. Heuchlerpaar
[Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhäuser, Munich]; [Galerie Alfred Flechtheim, Berlin]; possibly Morris Hillquit, New York (d. 1933); Mrs. Morris Hillquit, New York (until 1948; her sale, Kende Galleries at Gimbel Brothers, New York, April 1, 1948, no. 38); James Johnson Sweeney, New York (until 1959; sold in December 1959, for $6,000, to Knoedler); [M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York, 1959–60; stock no. WCA 2376; sold on April 7, 1960 to Berggruen]; Heinz Berggruen, Paris and Berlin (1960–84; gift to MMA)

Frankfurter Kunstverein. "Aus dem Traumbuch der Maler: Phantasie und Vision. Zeichnungen und Aquarelle," August 10–September 29, 1968, no. 37 (lent by a private collection).

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. 101).

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. 101).

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. 101).

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. 12.

Munich. Lenbachhaus. "Süddeutsche Freiheit: Kunst der Revolution in München 1919," November 10, 1993–January 9, 1994, no. 48.

Haus der Kunst München. "Elan vital oder Das Auge des Eros," May 20–August 14, 1994, no. 298.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee in Munich," January 12–July 21, 1996, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Paul Klee: Figures and Faces," August 23–November 16, 1997, 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. 4.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee Figures," October 5, 2001–March 10, 2002, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Klee Creatures," December 12, 2003–March 14, 2004, no catalogue.

Berlin. Neue Nationalgalerie. "Das Universum Klee / The Klee Universe," October 31, 2008–February 8, 2009, unnumbered cat. (p. 119; as "Heuchlerpaar [Pair of hypocrites]").

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. 100–101, 275, 317, ill. (color and bw).

Justin Hoffmann. Süddeutsche Freiheit: Kunst der Revolution in München 1919. Ed. Helmut Friedel. Exh. cat., Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus. Munich, 1993, pp. 185–86, no. 48, ill. (color).

Josef Helfenstein and Christian Rümelin, ed. Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné. Ed. Paul Klee Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts, Berne. Vol. 3, 1919–1922. New York, 1999, p. 131, no. 2277, ill., as "Heuchlerpaar (Pair of Hypocrites)".

Dieter Scholz in The Klee Universe. Ed. Dieter Scholz and Christina Thomson. Exh. cat., Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin. Ostfildern, 2008, pp. 113, 353, ill. p. 119 (color).



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