Kurt Schwitters - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker (by descent from the artist)
    Hans Brockstedt, Hannover (acquired in 1956)
    Sidney Janis Gallery, New York (acquired in 1956)
    Galerie Brusberg, Hannover (acquired circa 1969)
    Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker (acquired circa 1980–1981)
    Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne (acquired circa 1980–1981)
    The Donald Marron Collection, New York (acquired circa 1985)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2020

  • Exhibited

    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Kurt Schwitters: 57 Collages, October 22–November 17, 1956, no. 36
    Washington, D.C., Phillips Gallery, Collages by Kurt Schwitters, January 6–February 25, 1957, no. 14
    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 75 Collages by Kurt Schwitters, February 2–March 7, 1959, no. 40, n.p. (illustrated)
    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 50 Collages by Schwitters, April 2–May 5, 1962, no. 24
    San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum; Pasadena Art Museum; Manchester, The Currier Gallery of Art; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection; Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, Louisville, J.B. Speed Art Museum, Kurt Schwitters, April 15, 1962–March 7, 1963, no. 47, n.p.
    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, A Selection of 20th Century Art of 3 Generations, November 24–December 26, 1964, no. 18, n.p. (illustrated)
    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Picasso to Pollock: Selected Works from 2 Generations of European and American Artists, January 3–27, 1967, no. 24, n.p. (illustrated)
    New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Selected Works by XXth Century European Artists, January 8–February 1, 1969, no. 40, n.p. (illustrated)
    Hanover, Galerie Brusberg, Kunst in Hannover: die 20er und die 60er Jahre, 1969
    Dusseldorf, Städtische Kunsthalle; Berlin, Akademie der Künste; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; Kunsthalle Basel; Kunstverein Hamburg, Kurt Schwitters, January 15–November 21, 1971, no. 186, p. 35
    Hanover, Galerie Brusberg, Jenseits der Malerei­–Das Prinzip Collage, Teil: Dada, Surrealismus und die Folgen, Hommage à Kurt Schwitters und Max Ernst, June 2–September 1, 1979
    Bonn, Galerie Brusberg and Parlamentarische Gesellaschaft, 8 Maler aus Hannover, March 6–16, 1979 (illustrated)
    Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, Klassische Moderne—The Classical Moderns, May–August 1981, no. 161, p. 238 (illustrated)
    Karuizawa, Museum of Modern Art; Tokyo, The Seibu Museum of Art; Otsu Store, Kurt Schwitters, July 20–November 23, 1983, no. 88, p. 171 (illustrated, p. 55)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art; London, Tate Gallery; Hanover, Sprengel Museum, Kurt Schwitters, June 10, 1985–April 20, 1986, no. 22, pp. 190, 412 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Moderne Kunst aus Privatbesitz in Hanover, exh. cat., Kunstverein Hanover, 1969, no. H7
    John Elderfield, Kurt Schwitters, Dusseldorf, 1987, no. 30 (iillustrated)
    Andrea El-Danasouri, Kunststoff und Müll: Das Material bei Naum Gabo und Kurt Schwitters (Beiträge zur Kunstwissenschaft), Munich, 1992, pp. 189-194 (illustrated)
    Karin Orchard and Isabel Schulz, eds., Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue Raisonné: Band 2 1923–1936, Hannover, 2003, no. 1720, p. 340 (illustrated)



signed and dated "Kurt Schwitters: 1930" lower left and titled "Oorlog" lower right of the artist's paper mount
paper collage on paper, laid on artist's mount, laid on board
collage 12 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (31.1 x 23.5 cm)
artist's mount 13 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (34.9 x 25.1 cm)

Executed in 1930.

$100,000 - 150,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021