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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Kurt Schwitters
KLEINER WAL (LITTLE WHALE)
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Kurt Schwitters
KLEINER WAL (LITTLE WHALE)
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Kurt Schwitters
1887 - 1948
KLEINER WAL (LITTLE WHALE)
Inscribed with the initials K.S, dated 1943/5 and 1972©, numbered 1/7 and stamped with the foundry mark Morris Singer Founders London
Bronze
Length: 9 1/2 in.
24.1 cm
Conceived circa 1942-45 and cast in 1972. The present cast is the first from the planned edition of 7 plus 1 artist's proof, of which 6 are known to have been produced.
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Provenance

Marlborough Fine Art, London
Acquired from the above in 1981 and thence by descent

Exhibited

London, Zurich & New York, Marlborough Fine Art, Merz-Kurt Schwitters, 1972-73, no. 104, illustrated in the catalogue
Vienna, Museum of the Twentieth Century, Schwitters, 1973-74, no. 104
Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, Kurt Schwitters, 1978, no. 89
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Kurt Schwitters in Exile: The Late Work 1937-1948, 1981, no. 90, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Karin Orchard & Isabel Schulz, Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue Raisonné, 1937-1948, vol. III, Hannover, 2006, no. 2980, illustration of the plaster version p. 398

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