ProvenanceAlfred H. Barr, Jr.
Private Collection, California
ExhibitionMuseum of Modern Art, New York, Paul Klee, March 13-April 2, 1930, no. 29
LiteratureWill Grohmann, Paul Klee: Handzeichnungen II 1921-1930, #40
Paul Klee Stiftung & Kunstmuseum Bern (1998-2004), Paul Klee: Catalogue Raisonné, Thames and Hudson
A significant draftsman, Paul Klee's works on paper rival his works on canvas in their technical proficiency and attention to his modern aesthetic. As an early teacher at the Bauhaus school, Klee traveled extensively and inspired a generation of 20th Century Artists.
Klee transcended a particular style, instead creating his own unique visual vocabulary. In Klee's work, we see a return to basic, geometric forms and a removal of artistic embellishment. "Der Hafen von Plit" was once owned by Alfred H. Barr, Jr., the First Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.