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Kurt Schwitters. Merz 88. Red Stroke. 1920

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Merz 88. Red Stroke

Kurt Schwitters (German, 1887–1948)

Cut-and-pasted colored and printed papers and crayon on paper
11 1/2 x 8 3/4" (29.1 x 22.0 cm)
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The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Ernst Schwitters (the artist’s son), Lysaker. Inherited from the artist, 1948 – 1956
Galerie Berggruen, Paris (Heinz Berggruen). Purchase, 1956
Klipstein & Kornfeld, Bern. By 1959
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Janis, New York. Acquired from Klipstein Kornfeld, 1959 - 1967
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection , 1967

Mz. 88. Rotstrich

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