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    Sale 7601

    Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 237

    Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

    Vierecke

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
    Vierecke
    signed 'K.Schwitters' (lower left on the artist's mount)
    wash, Spritztechnik and collage on thin card laid down on the artist's mount
    image: 5½ x 4¼ in (14 x 10.7 cm.)
    mount: 9 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. (24.9 x 16.2 cm.)
    Executed circa 1922


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    Provenance

    Jan Tschichold, Basel, possibly by 1930 till 1947, on loan from the artist.
    Marguerite Arp-Hagenbach, Basel, by 1947 till 1954, on loan from the above.
    Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker, by descent from the artist (Oeuvre Nr.: 1923/26,1229).
    Galerie Berggruen, Paris, by 1954.
    Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, by 1978.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1993.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    K. Orchard & I. Schulz (eds.), Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, vol. I, 1905-1922, Hanover, 2000, no. 1037 (illustrated p. 501).


    Exhibited

    Munich, Galerie Hans Goltz, Zehn Jahre Neue Kunst in München, erster Teil: Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Graphik, November - December 1922, no. 293.
    Berne, Kunstmuseum, Kurt Schwitters aus schweizerischem Privatbesitz, February - April 1945.
    Basel, Galerie d'Art Moderne, Gedächtnisausstellung Kurt Schwitters, February 1948.
    Paris, Galerie Berggruen, Collages, April - May 1954.
    Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, Kurt Schwitters, October - December 1978, no. 24 (illustrated p. 66).