7 May 2008
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948)
Ohne Titel (Berlin S 03)
signed 'Kurt Schwitters' (on the artist's mount)
paper collage on paper
Image size: 4¼ x 3 3/8 in. (10.8 x 8.6 cm.)
Mount size: 9¾ x 7¼ in. (24.8 x 18.4 cm.)
Executed in 1937
Estate of the artist.
Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker (by descent from the above).
Rose Fried Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, 1953).
Mr. and Mrs. Max Wilk, Westport, Connecticut (acquired from the above). Rachel Adler Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, 2000).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2000.
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H. Cantz, Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue raisonné, Bonn, 2006, vol. III, p. 86, no. 2248 (illustrated).
This work was executed in 1937, as noted in the Schwitters catalogue raisonné. The misattributed date of 1920 was apparently noted in pencil on the mount by the New York gallerist Rose Fried, who handled several works by Schwitters in the 1950s.
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