Paul Klee

German, born Switzerland (Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, 1879 - 1940, Muralto, Switzerland)

Was läuft er? (Why Does He Run?)

print | etching
Not on view at this time; find out where you can see works from our collection at locations around the Bay Area while our building is closed for expansion
  • Was läuft er? (Why Does He Run?)

    Paul Klee, Was läuft er? (Why Does He Run?), 1932; etching, 9 3/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (23.81 cm x 29.85 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of the Djerassi Art Trust;

9 3/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (23.81 cm x 29.85 cm)
Acquired 1991
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of the Djerassi Art Trust


men, animals, running, lines

From June 3, 2013, through early 2016, SFMOMA's building on Third Street in San Francisco will be temporarily closed for expansion construction. Selected artworks in our collection are included in a range of off-site exhibitions during this period. We regret that the remainder of the collection will not be available for study during this time.

In the meantime, we invite you to explore a wide selection of our collection online. Please note that the information presented online is subject to revision. Please contact us at to verify artwork details.

This resource is for educational use and its contents may not be reproduced without permission. Please review our Terms of Use for more information.