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

sssssssseinem Freunde Roland Peppenrose [Penrose]

Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
sssssssseinem Freunde Roland Peppenrose [Penrose]
signed, dated and inscribed 'uffff (Pfiff) von Kurt Schwitters 5.9.1940' (lower centre) and inscribed 'sssssssseinem Freunde Roland Peppenrose' (upper centre)
pencil on card
2 7/8 x 5 ¾ in. (7.3 x 14.6 cm.)
Drawn on 5 September 1940
Roland Penrose, London & Farley Farm, East Sussex, a gift from the artist in 1940.
The Mayor Gallery, London.
Dr Arthur Brandt, New York, by whom acquired from the above in 1996; his sale, Sotheby's, Paris, 24 March 2018, lot 337.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
R. Penrose, Scrap Book 1900-1981, London, 1981, no. 318, p.131 (illustrated).
Exh. cat., Kurt Schwitters, Paris, 1994, p. 297 (illustrated).
Exh. cat., Kurt Schwitters, Valencia, 1995, p. 318 (illustrated).
K. Orchard & I. Schulz eds., Kurt Schwitters: Catalogue Raisonné, vol. III, 1937-1948, Hannover, 2006, no. 2716, p. 276 (illustrated).
Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Worlds in a Box, May - July 1994, no. 122 (illustrated p. 80); this exhibition later travelled to Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, July - September 1994; Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, October - November 1994; and London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, December 1994 - February 1995.

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