Kurt Schwitters. Merz 1926 17. Lissitzky. 1926

Kurt Schwitters

Merz 1926 17. Lissitzky

1926

Medium
Cut-and-pasted colored paper on cardstock
Dimensions
5 1/4 x 4 1/8" (13.3 x 10.5 cm)
Credit
Katherine S. Dreier Bequest
Object number
205.1953
Copyright
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Department
Drawings and Prints
This work is not on view.
Kurt Schwitters has 95 works online.
There are 14,848 drawings online.

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

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Katherine S. Dreier (1877-1952), NY. [Purchased from artist], 1936 – 1953

The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Katherine S. Dreier Bequest, 1953

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