6 MARCH – 18 APRIL 2020
Paul Klee
Regen=und Sturmangriff (Rain and storm attack) (detail), 1939
Photography: Kerry McFate
© Klee Family
Courtesy David Zwirner

David Zwirner London presents Late Klee, the gallery’s second solo exhibition of Paul Klee’s work since announcing its exclusive collaboration with the Klee Family.

Late Klee highlights the diversity of Klee’s visual practice after 1933, the year he returned to his native city of Bern (Switzerland) in response to the suppression of avant-garde art practices by the newly empowered Nazi party. During this very productive period, the play of line is evident in a series of graphic works that are often highly diaristic and personal and his skill as a colorist is presented through entirely abstract compositions as well as figurative pieces depicting mask-like faces.

Late Klee also highlights how this late period informed the art of subsequent generations of postwar artists: Anni Albers, Mark Tobey, Richard Tuttle or Bridget Riley, among countless others. To illustrate this influence, a selection of works on paper by Bridget Riley will concurrently be on display in the gallery’s Upper room.