The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein will show 100 master pieces by the Swiss artist Paul Klee (1879–1940) from the Djerassi Collection, supplemented by paintings from its own and from private collections.

The collection of works by Paul Klee, which Carl Djerassi (born 1923 in Vienna) has given to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as a permanent loan and a donation following his death, shows the author and scientist who became world-famous as the inventor of the birth control pill, in a new light.

Djerassi, who emigrated to the United States via Bulgaria following the anschluss of Austria to Hitler´s Germany, began to collect works by Paul Klee in the mid-sixties – with a connoiseur´s eye and great personal involvement.

The remarkable collection presents a highly individual view of the work of one of the most important and popular artists of the twentieth century, whose creativity and innovative form finding are unique. The works on paper, drawings, graphic works, gouaches, watercolors, and paintings exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein present a comprehensive survey of the work of Paul Klee, from the early works by the high school student all the way to those created shortly before his death.

More pictures to this exhibition

  • Paul Klee
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Paul Klee
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Paul Klee
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Paul Klee
    Exhibition view Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo: Markus Tretter © Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein
  • Opening
  • Thu, 17.10.2002
    18.00
  • Tue 1.10.

    Introduction for Teachers

    Introduction for Teachers
    in cooperation with the educationa authority from Fürstentum Liechtenstein
  • Thu 17.10.

    Opening

    Paul Klee.
  • Sun 27.10.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Sun 10.11.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Tue 19.11.

    Reading

    by Carl Djerassi
  • Sun 24.11.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Sat 30.11.

    Art on Suturday

    \"Klee: Sehen Sie selbst\"
    \"Geimeinsame Bildbetrachtung, Einführung in seine Gedankenwelt und Zeichnen und Malen nach Paul Klee\"
  • Sun 8.12.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Thu 9.1.

    Film

    Paul Klee
    by Gerorgia van de Rohe, USA, 1976, 30'
  • Sun 12.1.

    Families

    family sunday
    for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents
  • Sun 19.1.

    Finissage

    Eigth Pieces for Paul Klee
    with the group lacroix, CH/A, and the ensemble sortisatio, Leipzig