Lot 109
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Kurt Schwitters

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Description

  • Kurt Schwitters
  • Z 57 Abstraktion

  • Annotated Abstrakte Zeichnung 3 and Z 57 / Abstraktion. 80 M.7/We.W on the reverse of the mount
  • Charcoal on paper laid down on the artist's mount
  • 5 5/8 by 7 5/8 in.
  • 14.3 by 19.3 cm

Provenance

Estate of the artist
Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker (by inheritance from the above)
Marlborough Galerie AG, Zurich
Marlborough Fine Art, London
Acquired from the above on November 27, 1972

Exhibited

Stockholm, Konstsalongen Samlaren im Konstnärshuset; Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst und Kunstfreningen; London, Marlborough Fine Art; Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum und Kölnischer Kunstverein; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen; Milan,Toninelli Arte Moderna; Rome, Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, Kurt MERZ Schwitters. 1887-1948. Retrospektivt/Schwitters/Kurt Schwitters: Schilderijen, collages, sculpturen, tekeningen, 1962-64, no. 15
University of California Los Angeles; New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery; Kansas City (Missouri), The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Art Gallery of Toronto, Kurt Schwitters. Retrospective, 1965, no. 10
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; San Francisco Museum of Fine Art; City Art Museum of Saint Louis, Kurt Schwitters. A Retrospective Exhibition, 1965-66, no. 9
Düsseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle; Berlin, Akademie der Künste; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Kunsthalle Basel; Kunstverein in Hamburg, Kurt Schwitters, 1971, no. 10
London, Marlborough Fine Art; Zürich, Marlborough Galerie; New York, Marlborough Gallery; Rome, Marlborough Galleria d’Arte; Vienna, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kurt Schwitters, 1972-73, no. 6
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; London, Tate Gallery; Hannover, Sprengel Museum, Kurt Schwitters, 1985-86, illustrated p. 17

Literature

John Elderfield, Kurt Schwitters, London, 1985, no. 17, illustrated p. 413
Dorothea Dietrich, The Collages of Kurt Schwitters: Tradition and Innovation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993, no. 23, illustrated p. 57
Kim Behm, Nachkriegszeichnungen von Kurt Schwitters (1918-1923), Marburg, 1997, illustrated p. 15
Isabelle Ewig, Kurt Schwitters Oxymore ou l’art de la contradiction, Paris, 2000, illustrated p. 375
Karin Orchard and Isabel Schulz, ed., Kurt Schwitters: Catalogue Raisonné 1905-1922, Bonn, 2000, no. 318, catalogued p. 148
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