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Klee and America

Helfenstein, Josef & Elizabeth Hutton Turner (eds.)

ISBN 10: 1931794146 / ISBN 13: 9781931794145
Published by Houston & New York: Hatje Cantz for The Menil Collection/Neue Galerie, 2006, 2006
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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4to, cloth, dustwrapper, 313pp., 97 color plates, 106 b/w figures. VG+/VG+: clean and sound cloth binding, clean edges, clean text & plates, previous owner's name to front endpaper; bright and whole dustwrapper. Extra shipping may be needed. Bookseller Inventory # ATL009605

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Title: Klee and America

Publisher: Houston & New York: Hatje Cantz for The Menil Collection/Neue Galerie, 2006

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Paul Klee was a leading figure in European Modernism, and his acclaim at home was quickly matched in the United States, where both private collectors and major museums sought out his work. Klee and America explores the reasons for that enthusiastic reception, especially during the 1930s and 1940s, while the artist was being targeted in Hitler's campaign against Entartete Kunst (degenerate art). Just as the European market for Klee's work was collapsing, American patrons and curators were gobbling it up. And after he had been removed from his teaching post in Dsseldorf and had returned to his childhood home in Switzerland, Klee continued to be represented by a number of German-Jewish art dealers who had emigrated to the U.S. Eventually his work landed in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim, among others. Foremost among Klee's earliest American collectors was Katherine Dreier, whose Societe Anonyme, founded with artists Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray, sponsored the exhibitions of pioneering abstract art in which his paintings were first shown in America. In Los Angeles, Walter and Louise Arensberg assembled a vast collection of Klee's paintings. In 1939, Alfred Barr Jr. bought a first canvas for MoMA. Klee and America examines this history and offers an impressive selection of Klee's finest "American" works, both paintings and drawings.

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