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

Das Schwert des deutschen Geistes

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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Das Schwert des deutschen Geistes
signed and dated 'Kurt Schwitters 1935' (underneath)
painted wood
Height: 18 7/8 in. (47.8 cm.)
Executed in 1935
Provenance
Private collection, Zurich, by whom acquired in 1979 and thence by descent to the present owners.
Literature
F. Lopes-Torres, Merz: Enthusiasm, Dialogues, Melancholy. A study of the Work of Kurt Schwitters, Rio de Janeiro, 2001 (illustrated).
K. Orchard & I. Schulz, Kurt Schwitters, catalogue raisonné, vol. II, 1923-1936, Bonn, 2003, no. 2001, p. 472 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Hannover, Sprengel-Museum, In the beginning was Merz - From Kurt Schwitters to the present day, August - November 2000, no. 136, p. 324 (illustrated p. 140); this exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Westfalen, November 2000 - February 2001 and Munich, Haus der Kunst, March - May 2001.
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