The Fascinating Found Objects of Kurt Schwitters

26 october | Paris

Kurt Schwitters was one of the most important European artists of the 20th century. In this latest Sotheby’s video, Sotheby’s specialist Etienne Hellman describes the profound impact that World War I had on his art. Discover how he invented a new language, creating ‘Merz’ such as this outstanding work offered in Sotheby’s upcoming Modernités auction (26 October 2021 | Paris). Find out how Schwitters took his inspiration from found objects on the street, creating his own and very unique form of art. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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