• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 2312

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper Featuring Property from the Collection of Mrs Sidney F. Brody

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 227

    Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

    Ohne Titel (Commercial St.)

    Price Realised  

    Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
    Ohne Titel (Commercial St.)
    board, fabric, paper collage and pencil on paper
    8 3/8 x 6¾ in. (21.3 x 17.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1940-1945


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    Provenance

    Walter Dux, London (gift from the artist, by 1957).
    Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (by 1959).
    Clive L. DuVal II, Fairfax, Virginia.
    Bequest from the above to the family of the present owner, 2002.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANN CURTISS SCOVILLE


    Literature

    H. Cantz, Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, Bonn, 2006, vol. III, p. 274, no. 2709 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 75 Collages by Kurt Schwitters, February-March 1959, no. 63 (illustrated; titled Number 3).
    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 50 Collages by Schwitters, April-May 1962, no. 40.
    Pasadena Art Museum; Manchester, New Hampshire, The Currier Gallery of Art; Washington D.C., The Phillips Collection; Minneapolis, University of Minnesota and Louisville, Kentucky, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Kurt Schwitters, June 1962-March 1963, no. 57.