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Kurt Schwitters
OHNE TITLE (LAND) (UNTITLED (LAND))
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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119
Kurt Schwitters
OHNE TITLE (LAND) (UNTITLED (LAND))
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Modernist Vision: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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Kurt Schwitters
1887 - 1948
OHNE TITLE (LAND) (UNTITLED (LAND))
Signed Kurt Schwitters and dated 1946 (lower right)
Collage on paper
9 1/2 by 7 5/8 in.; 24.1 by 19.4 cm
Executed in 1946.
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Provenance

Galerie Berggruen, Paris (acquired by 1954)
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above on November 17, 1955

Exhibited

Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, Masterpieces from the Collection of Governor Rockefeller, 1962, no. 25
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Twentieth-Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection, 1969, no. 136, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Dorothy Canning Miller, ed., The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection: Masterpieces of Modern Art, New York, 1981, illustrated in color p. 90
Karin Orchard & Isabel Schulz, eds., Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, vol. III, Hanover, 2000, no. 3368, illustrated p. 567

Catalogue Note

Created in 1946, Land dates to immediately after World War II. While Mz 430 (the previous lot) is measured in its construction, Land’s torn edges and scribbling suggest a certain franticness. Schwitters suffered a stroke in June 1945, which might explain the stylistic divergence of Land from the artist’s earlier work. Indeed, Schwitters would pass away the following year.

A Modernist Vision: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York