4 November 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARJORIE C. BARNETT, M.D.
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
signed and dated 'Kurt Schwitters 1928' (on the artist's mount)
mixed media collage on paper laid down by the artist on board
Image size: 7 x 5½ in. (17.8 x 14 cm.)
Mount size: 9¼ x 7 in. (23.5 x 17.8 cm.)
Executed in 1928
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owner, January 1964.
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New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Kurt Schwitters, 1962-1963.
Dr. Isabel Schulz has confirmed the authenticity of this collage and will include it in the forthcoming supplement to volume 2 of the Kurt Schwitters catalogue raisonné under the number 1555a.
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