Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)

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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Ohne Titel (Ikke tollpliktig)
signed 'K.Schwitters' (on the artist's mount)
collage on paper laid down on the artist's mount
Image size: 5¼ x 3 7/8 in. (13.3 x 9.8 cm.)
Mount size: 9¾ x 8 1/8 in. (24.8 x 20.6 cm.)
Executed circa 1936-1937
Provenance
The artist's estate.
Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker, by whom inherited from the above in 1948.
G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, by whom acquired from the above through Charlotte Weidler, New York, in 1956.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by whom acquired from the above in 1965.
Paul Hänggi, Basel, by whom acquired from the above in 1961.
Galerie Beyeler, Basel, by whom acquired back from the above in 1963. Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker and Marlborough Fine Art, London, by whom acquired from the above in 1963 (no. LOS 5358).
Marlborough Fine Art New York (no. NOS 4559).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, by 1971.
Literature
J. Nestegard, Kurt Schwitters i Norge, Varen, 1993 (illustrated p. 91).
K. Stadtmüller, Schwitters in Norwegen. Arbeiten, Dokumente, Ansichten, Hanover, 1997 (illustrated p. 46).
K. Orchard & I. Schulz (eds.), Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1923-1936, Hanover, no. 2075 (illustrated p. 498).
Exhibited
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Sammlung G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, October - November 1960, no. 231; this exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum, December 1960 - January 1961; Den Haag, Gemeentemuseum, February - April 1961, no. 220.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Kurt Schwitters 1887-1948, March - April 1963, no. 179; this exhibition later travelled to Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Kölnischer Kunstverein, October - November 1963, no. 181; Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, January - March 1964; Rome, Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, April - May 1964.
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Drawings, Watercolours, Collages. Expressionism, Bauhaus, Dada, January 1966, no. 65 (illustrated).
Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Rembrandt to Rivers, October - December 1971.
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The work is inscribed on the reverse 'Prel. Oeuvre-Nr.: 1, 1140'.
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