A Passion for Paul Klee

The Djerassi Collection at SFMOMA

March 01-June 08, 2003

The Djerassi Collection of work by Swiss Modernist Paul Klee, assembled by Dr. Carl Djerassi and placed in SFMOMA's care, is seen in full for the first time ever in this exhibition. Artworks in the Collection, most of which are on paper, reveal the spirit of investigation and experimentation Klee brought to his practice as a master of the twentieth-century avant-garde. Spanning the years from 1885 to Klee's death in 1940, the 140 works on view include watercolors, drawings, etchings, and lithographs.

A Passion for Paul Klee: The Djerassi Collection at SFMOMA is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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Klee, colorful houses with black outlines

Paul Klee, Untitled (Nachlass), 1940; collection SFMOMA, gift of the Djerassi Art Trust Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris