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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTOR

Kurt Schwitters
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Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 GBP
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305

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE GERMAN COLLECTOR

Kurt Schwitters
EQUISITE
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Kurt Schwitters
1887 - 1948
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signed Kurt Schwitters, dated 1947 (lower left) and titled (lower right) on the artist's mount
collage, wood, canvas and paper mounted on paper
image: 20.7 by 16.5cm., 8 by 6 1/2 in.
mount: 32 by 28.5cm., 12 5/8 by 11 1/4 in.
Executed in 1947.
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Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Édith Thomas, London (acquired from the above in 1948)
Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, New York (acquired by 1956)
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (acquired in 1956)
William N. Copley, Paris & New York
Barnet Hodes, Chicago (sale: Christie's, New York, 12th November 1984, lot 45)
Saidenberg Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Hamburg (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent to the present owner

Literature

Letter from Sidney Janis to Édith Thomas, 27th September 1955, no. 12
'Liste Edith Thomas 2' in Édith Thomas Papers, Tate Archives, London
Karin Orchard & Isabel Schulz, Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, 1937-1948, Hannover, 2003, vol. II, no. 3606, illustrated p. 647

Catalogue Note

The present work was formerly in the collection of Édith Thomas (23rd January 1909 - 7th December 1970), the celebrated French novelist, historian, resistance fighter, journalist and bisexual pioneer of feminism. Later the work was owned by Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, art historian and wife of the Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy.

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