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

Z 100 Hochgebirge

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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Z 100 Hochgebirge
signed with the artist's initials 'KS' (lower left)
black chalk on paper
7 5/8 x 5½ in. (19.4 x 14 cm.)
Drawn in 1918; formerly laid down on the artist's mount, which has since been removed
Provenance
Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker, a gift from the artist, from 1948 to 1965.
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York.
Ned L. Pines, by whom acquired from the above in 1965; his estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 1990, lot 266.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
K. Orchard & I. Schulz (eds.), Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, vol. I, 1905-1922, Hannover, 2000, no. 342, p. 156 (illustrated).
K. Behm, Die frühen Nachkriegszeichnungen von Kurt Schwitters (1918-1923), Universität Marburg, 1997 (MA thesis, unpublished).
Exhibited
Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Kurt Schwitters, February - March 1956, no. 13; this exhibition later travelled to Bern, Kunsthalle, Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts and Liège.
Tokyo, Minami Gallery, Kurt Schwitters, December 1960, no. 3.
Ulm, Museum, Kurt Schwitters, March - April 1961, no. 35.
Stockholm, Konstsalongen Samiaren i Konstnärshuset, Kurt MERZ Schwitters, 1962, no. 17; this exhibition later travelled to Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst og Kunstforeningen, London, Marlborough Fine Art, Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Kölnischer Kunstverein, Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Milan, Toninelli Arte Moderna and Rome, Marlborough Galleria d'Arte.
Los Angeles, University of California, Kurt Schwitters Retrospective, March - April 1965; this exhibition later travelled to New York, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery and Kansas City, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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