24 June 2004
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
I 20 (i-Zeichnung)
signed, dated and inscribed 'K.Schwitters I 20' (on the artist's mount)
collage on paper
image: 4 x 3¼ in. (10.2 x 8.2 cm.)
mount: 8 5/8 x 5¾ in. (21.9 x 14.6 cm.)
Executed in 1920
A gift from the artist to the father of the present owner in 1936.
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W. Schmalenbach, Kurt Schwitters, Cologne, 1967 (illustrated p. 86).
K. Orchard & I. Schulz (eds.), Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, vol. I, 1905-1922, Hanover, 2000, no. 748 (illustrated p. 361).
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
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