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  • Provenance

    Ernst Schwitters, Lysaker (thence by descent from the artist)
    Marlborough Fine Art, London
    Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York
    Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne (1981)
    Private Collection, Los Angeles (acquired circa 1998)
    Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
    Donald B. Marron Family Collection (acquired from the above in November 2006)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2020

  • Exhibited

    London, Marlborough Fine Art, Schwitters, March–June 1963, no. 141; then traveled as Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum und Kölnischer Kunstverein, Kurt Schwitters. 1887–1948, October 9–November 24, 1963, no. 163; then traveled as Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Kurt Schwitters, 1887–1948: Schilderijen, collages, sculpturen, tekeningen, January 24–March 4, 1964, no. 143, n.p.; then traveled as Rome, Marlborough Galleria d'Arte, Schwitters, April–May 1964, no. 74
    Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Collagen aus sechs Jahrzehnten, April 6–May 19, 1968, no. 79 (illustrated)
    Zurich, Kunstgewebemuseum der Stadt Zürich, Collagen, Die Geschichte der Collage, June 8–August 18, 1968
    Durham, DLI Museum & Arts Centre; Sheffield, Graves Gallery; Leicester Museum and Art Gallery, Germany in Ferment Festival, October 16–December 1970
    Berlin, Galerie Nierendorf, Die zwanziger Jahre (II): deutsche Kunst von 1924 bis 1933: Gemälde, Plastiken, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphiken, June 28–September 8, 1971, no. 445 (illustrated)
    Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, Klassische Moderne—The Classical Moderns, May–August 1981, no. 160, p. 219 (illustrated)
    Karuizawa, Museum of Modern Art; Tokyo, The Seibu Museum of Art; Otsu Store, Kurt Schwitters, July 20–January 1984, no. 75 (illustrated)
    New York, Marlborough Gallery, Kurt Schwitters, May–June 1985, no. 17, p. 6 (illustrated, p. 12)

  • Literature

    Merz: Kurt Schwitters, 1887–1948: Retrospektivt, exh. cat., Konstsalongen Smlaren im Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, 1962
    Kurt Schwitters, exh. cat., Stadtische Kunstalle, 1971
    Laszlo Glozer, Western Art: Contemporary Art since 1939, exh. cat., Rheinhallen, Cologne, 1981
    Kurt Schwitters, Words and Works: Art and Publications, exh. cat., Helen Serger/La Boetie, New York, 1985
    Jutta Nestegard, Kurt Schwitters i Norge, Våren, 1993, p. 6 (illustrated)
    Jutta Nestegard, Kurt Schwitters, exh. cat., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 1994, pp. 262–265
    Brigitte Franzen, "'Die Grossstadt – ein gewaltiges Merzkunstwerk ?’ Versuch uber Kurt Schwitters und die Architektur,” Neues Bauen der 20er Jahre. Gropius, Haesler, Schwitters und die Dammerstock-Seidlung in Karlsruhe, exh. cat., Badisches Landesmuseum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, 1997, p. 134 (illustrated)
    Karin Orchard and Isabel Schulz, eds., Kurt Schwitters, Catalogue Raisonné: Band 2 1923–1936, Hannover, 2003, no. 1626, p. 308 (illustrated)

Ο126

Untitled (Verkade)

signed and dated "Kurt Schwitters 29" lower edge of the artist's mount
collage on paper, laid on artist's mount
collage 5 1/4 x 4 3/8 in. (13.3 x 11.1 cm)
artist's mount 10 3/8 x 7 3/4 in. (26.4 x 19.7 cm)

Executed in 1929.

Estimate
$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $60,480

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021