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Lithograph And Collage by Kurt Schwitters

Lithograph And Collage
by Kurt Schwitters

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Edition Size: Trial proof before the edition of 50

Image Size: 55,5 x 44,5 cm

Sheet Size: 62 x 52 cm

Reference: . Catalogue Schmalenbach, page 88


Condition: Excellent

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Lithograph in blue with 2 collage elements 1923. Plate from the portfolio I. Mappe des Merzverlages, Hannover. Signed and numbered “2/4” in pencil by the artist. Printed in blue ink on Velin paper. Trial proof before the edition of 50. Each of the 4 trial proofs had different collage elements. Extremely rare.

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Kurt Schwitters

German artist Kurt Schwitters was born in Hanover in 1887. He studied art at the Dresden Academy, alongside fellow students George Grosz and Otto Dix. In 1909, Schwitter returned to his hometown of Hanover to begin his art career as a post-impressionist. His first exhibition took place in 1911 in Hanover. Schwitters experimented in a wide variety of media and disciplines throughout his career, including constructivism, surrealism, dadaism, typography, painting, sound, poetry and sculpture. His most famous artworks were his series of collages, called the Merz Pictures, created from rubbish he had found on the streets and printed media, creating harmonious and sentimental arrangements.

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