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Kurt Schwitters. Untitled (With Black Rectangle). 1925
Kurt Schwitters

Untitled (With Black Rectangle)

1925
Not on view
Medium
Cut-and-pasted colored and printed papers on paper
Dimensions
5 5/8 x 4 1/2" (14.3 x 11.4 cm)
Credit
Katherine S. Dreier Bequest
Object number
204.1953
Copyright
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Schwitters made his collages from scraps of paper and other discarded items. He was inspired by Cubist collage and by his association with the Dada movement, with its embrace of the irrational and absurd in response to the atrocities of World War I. Schwitters's collages made after 1922 often display a rectilinear organization reflecting his ties to Russian Constructivism through his friendship with El Lissitzky.

Gallery label from Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, June 11–August 18, 2008
Provenance information
Katherine S. Dreier (1877-1952), NY. [Purchased from artist?] – 1953
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Katherine S. Dreier Bequest, 1953

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