Paul Klee (20 October-15 November 1929). dealer GALERIE ALFRED FLECHTHEIM.

Paul Klee (20 October-15 November 1929).

Illus. on upper wrapper and black & white illus. throughout. [8] leaves. 12mo, brown printed wrappers, staple-bound. Berlin: 1929.

Uncommon Flechtheim exhibition catalogue for Klee’s second solo show with the gallery. This exhibition had the great misfortune of opening days before Black Thursday when the stock market in America crashed. Nonetheless, with loans from museums and private collections, Flechtheim (1878-1937) assembled a superb array of 150 pictures by Klee. 14 of the paintings are depicted in this catalogue. Flechtheim was one of the most influential German art dealers of the Interwar period. The rise of the Nazis in Germany forced him to liquidate his gallery’s inventory. He eventually emigrated to London where he died in 1937 from an infection.

The painter Paul Klee (1879-1940) worked with dealers Paul Cassirer, Heinrich Thannhauser, and Herwarth Walden earlier in his career. Beginning in 1927, he joined Flechtheim’s gallery and Klee’s first solo exhibition took place in March 1928. The gallerist also published images of numerous paintings by the artist in his periodical Der Querschnitt.

Fine copy; with a gallery subscription card laid-in.

❧ Much of this description is based on information gleaned from the instructive alfredflechtheim.com, a collaborative website managed by a large group of German universities and museums.

Price: $650.00

Item ID: 7853