Kurt Schwitters

German, 1887–1948

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Associated with the Dada movement, painter, poet, and mixed-media artist Kurt Schwitters is best known for his collage and assemblage works in which he transformed appropriated imagery and text from print media into dynamic and layered compositions. …

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£14.0m, Christie's, 2014
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Ohne Titel (Das Schachbild) (Untitled (The Chess Picture)), 1941
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$47,880
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Painting
Collage, oil, paper and wood on plywood
22.86 x 29.21 cm
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$47,880
Auction Sale
Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
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The World of Jean Stein Signed with the initials KS and dated 41 (lower right) Collage, oil, paper and wood on plywood 11 ½ by 9 ½ in. (29.2 by 24.1 cm) Framed: 20 by 15 ⅞ in. (50.8 by 40.3 cm) Executed in 1941.
Ohne Titel (Das Schachbild) (Untitled (The Chess Picture)), 1941
Collage, oil, paper and wood on plywood
Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
$47,880
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Painting
22.86 x 29.21 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 7, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$47,880
Description
The World of Jean Stein Signed with the initials KS and dated 41 (lower right) Collage, oil, paper and wood on plywood 11 ½ by 9 ½ in. (29.2 by 24.1 cm) Framed: 20 by 15 ⅞ in. (50.8 by 40.3 cm) Executed in 1941.
Ohne titel (Sonnenberg), 1926
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$62,500
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Work on Paper
watercolor, red wax crayon and painted and printed paper collage on paper
17.78 x 26.04 cm
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$62,500
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed and dated 'Kurt Schwitters. 2.8.1926.' (lower left) watercolor, red wax crayon and painted and printed paper collage on paper 10 ¼ x 7 7/8 in. (26 x 19.9 cm.) Executed on 2 August 1926
Ohne titel (Sonnenberg), 1926
watercolor, red wax crayon and painted and printed paper collage on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$62,500
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Work on Paper
17.78 x 26.04 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$62,500
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed and dated 'Kurt Schwitters. 2.8.1926.' (lower left) watercolor, red wax crayon and painted and printed paper collage on paper 10 ¼ x 7 7/8 in. (26 x 19.9 cm.) Executed on 2 August 1926
Für Jan Tschichold, 1930
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Work on Paper
printed paper collage on paper
23.6 x 30.2 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed, dedicated and dated 'Kurt Schwitters für Jan Tschichold. III. 1936' (on a label affixed to the mount) printed paper collage on paper 12 x 9 3/8 in. (30.2 x 23.6 cm.) Executed circa 1930
Für Jan Tschichold, 1930
printed paper collage on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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23.6 x 30.2 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed, dedicated and dated 'Kurt Schwitters für Jan Tschichold. III. 1936' (on a label affixed to the mount) printed paper collage on paper 12 x 9 3/8 in. (30.2 x 23.6 cm.) Executed circa 1930
Ohne Titel (Mit Stahlträgerkonstruktion), 1943
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Work on Paper
wood and printed paper collage on board laid down on card
10.16 x 15.56 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed with initials and dated 'KS 43' (lower left) wood and printed paper collage on board laid down on card 6 1/8 x 4 ¾ in. (15.5 x 11.8 cm.) Executed in 1943
Ohne Titel (Mit Stahlträgerkonstruktion), 1943
wood and printed paper collage on board laid down on card
May 14, 2021
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10.16 x 15.56 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed with initials and dated 'KS 43' (lower left) wood and printed paper collage on board laid down on card 6 1/8 x 4 ¾ in. (15.5 x 11.8 cm.) Executed in 1943
Collage Black Yellow and Ear, 1946
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$50,000
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Work on Paper
watercolor and paper, printed paper and fabric collage on paper laid down on paper
10.16 x 13.02 cm
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$50,000
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed, dated, titled and numbered 'Kurt Schwitters 1946 collage black yellow small ear 13a' (on the artist's mount) watercolor and paper, printed paper and fabric collage on paper laid down on paper Image size: 5 1/8 x 4 ¼ in. (12.9 x 10.7 cm.) Mount size: 9 ½ x 7 5/8 in. (24.2 x 19.4 cm.) Executed in 1946
Collage Black Yellow and Ear, 1946
watercolor and paper, printed paper and fabric collage on paper laid down on paper
May 14, 2021
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$50,000
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Work on Paper
10.16 x 13.02 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$50,000
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed, dated, titled and numbered 'Kurt Schwitters 1946 collage black yellow small ear 13a' (on the artist's mount) watercolor and paper, printed paper and fabric collage on paper laid down on paper Image size: 5 1/8 x 4 ¼ in. (12.9 x 10.7 cm.) Mount size: 9 ½ x 7 5/8 in. (24.2 x 19.4 cm.) Executed in 1946
Ohne Titel (Mit Schlitz)
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$100,000
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Painting
oil and pencil on metal
23.18 cm
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$100,000
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) oil and pencil on metal Height: 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) Width: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) Depth: 1/2 in. (1.4 cm.) Painted in 1942-1945
Ohne Titel (Mit Schlitz)
oil and pencil on metal
May 14, 2021
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$100,000
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23.18 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$100,000
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) oil and pencil on metal Height: 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) Width: 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) Depth: 1/2 in. (1.4 cm.) Painted in 1942-1945
Aq. 34. Aquarell Fallmann-Springer, 1919
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$37,500
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Work on Paper
watercolor and pencil on paper
27.0 x 33.0 cm
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$37,500
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed, dated and titled 'Aquarell Fallmann-Springer K. Schwitters. 1919. Aq. 34.' (on the artist's mount) watercolor and pencil on paper Image size: 9 7/8 x 7 ½ in. (25 x 19.1 cm.) Mount size: 13 x 10 5/8 in. (33 x 27 cm.) Executed in 1919
Aq. 34. Aquarell Fallmann-Springer, 1919
watercolor and pencil on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$37,500
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Work on Paper
27.0 x 33.0 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$37,500
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed, dated and titled 'Aquarell Fallmann-Springer K. Schwitters. 1919. Aq. 34.' (on the artist's mount) watercolor and pencil on paper Image size: 9 7/8 x 7 ½ in. (25 x 19.1 cm.) Mount size: 13 x 10 5/8 in. (33 x 27 cm.) Executed in 1919
Ohne titel (2 kleine Russenpf), 1921
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$40,000
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Work on Paper
printed paper and photograph collage on card laid down on paper
9.7 x 12.6 cm
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$40,000
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed and dated 'K. Sch. 21.' (on the artist's mount) printed paper and photograph collage on card laid down on paper Image size: 2 ¼ x 2 3/8 in. (5.5 x 6 cm.) Mount size: 5 x 3 7/8 in. (12.6 x 9.7 cm.) Executed in 1921
Ohne titel (2 kleine Russenpf), 1921
printed paper and photograph collage on card laid down on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$40,000
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Work on Paper
9.7 x 12.6 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$40,000
Description
Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) signed and dated 'K. Sch. 21.' (on the artist's mount) printed paper and photograph collage on card laid down on paper Image size: 2 ¼ x 2 3/8 in. (5.5 x 6 cm.) Mount size: 5 x 3 7/8 in. (12.6 x 9.7 cm.) Executed in 1921
Ohne Titel (aka) (Untitled (aka))
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Work on Paper
collage on card
10.8 x 13.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 7, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property of a Private Collector collage on card Image: 13 by 10.8cm., 5⅛ by 4¼in. Framed: 42 by 33cm., 16½ by 13in. Sheet: 19 by 14cm. 7½ by 5½in. Executed circa 1937-38.
Ohne Titel (aka) (Untitled (aka))
collage on card
Apr 7, 2021
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10.8 x 13.0 cm
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Apr 7, 2021
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Property of a Private Collector collage on card Image: 13 by 10.8cm., 5⅛ by 4¼in. Framed: 42 by 33cm., 16½ by 13in. Sheet: 19 by 14cm. 7½ by 5½in. Executed circa 1937-38.
Mz x 3 is deposited (Mz x 3 zurückgelegt), 1947
Sold on Mar 19, 2021
£32,760
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collage and paper mounted on the artist's mount
6.5 x 8.5 cm
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£32,760
Auction Sale
Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from the Thomas collection signed , dated 1947, titled MZ X,3 is deposited (lower left on the mount) and dedicated for Wantee 28.9.47 (lower right on the mount) collage and paper mounted on the artist's mount Image: 8.5 by 6.5cm., 3¼ by 2½in. Artist's mount: 13.4 by 9.5cm., 5¼ by 3¾in. Framed: 25.5 by 20.3cm., 10 by 8in. Executed in 1947.
Mz x 3 is deposited (Mz x 3 zurückgelegt), 1947
collage and paper mounted on the artist's mount
Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
£32,760
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Painting
6.5 x 8.5 cm
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Mar 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£32,760
Description
Property from the Thomas collection signed , dated 1947, titled MZ X,3 is deposited (lower left on the mount) and dedicated for Wantee 28.9.47 (lower right on the mount) collage and paper mounted on the artist's mount Image: 8.5 by 6.5cm., 3¼ by 2½in. Artist's mount: 13.4 by 9.5cm., 5¼ by 3¾in. Framed: 25.5 by 20.3cm., 10 by 8in. Executed in 1947.