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Paul Klee

Francesca Bernasconi, Arianna Quaglio

From Shelf: Creativity at its finest

Features an extraordinary private collection of Paul Klee's drawings, watercolours, and prints, including many works that have rarely been on public display and are only little published.

Drawing occupies a prominent place in the work of Paul Klee (1879-1940). Klee attached great importance to drawing and in particular to the line as the principle from which the realisation and visual generation of an idea emanates. This aspect is also a core interest of collectors Sylvie and Jorge Helft, who over almost five decades have assembled some 70 of Klee's pencil, pen and pastel drawings, as well as watercolours, etchings, and lithographs, which the artist has created between 1914 and 1940. The Helff's Klee collection forms an extraordinarily coherent whole.

This book, published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI) in Lugano from 4 September 2022 to 8 January 2023, features for the first time this unique selection from Klee's oeuvre. A conversation with Sylvie and Jorge Helft by MASIS's director Tobia Bezzola and essays by philosopher Francisco Jarauta, art and literary critic Juan Manuel Bonet, and art dealer and curator Achim Moeller supplement the full colour plates.

Paperback / softback
Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
Published Date:
270mm x 210mm
Individual artists, art monographs

RRP: £42

Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN: 9783039421077

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