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Kurt Schwitters, ‘Merz 318. ch.’, 1921, Galerie Natalie Seroussi
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Kurt Schwitters

Merz 318. ch., 1921

Jean Crotti Poésie sentimentale, 1920 gouache et encre sur papier 53,6 x 44,1 cm Henri Chopin Nature morte n°6.396.873, 1980 tapuscrit sur papier 29,7 × 21 cm MAX ERNST et JOHANNES THEODOR BAARGELD Manifeste W 5 (Weststupidien 5) III. Manifesto, jacket maquette Typoskript-Manifest, 1920 collage sur carton 28,5 × 30,8 cm MAX ERNST et JOHANNES THEODOR BAARGELD re = de laut ! sei tap = fer !, 1920 collage et impression sur carton 28,5 × 33 cm Paul-Armand Gette Empreinte de lettres, 1965 empreintes à l’encre 65 x 50 cm Paul-Armand Gette Empreinte de lettres, 1965 empreintes à l’encre 65 x 50 cm Paul-Armand Gette Totem, 1965 assemblage de lettres en bois 65,5 x 8,5 x 14 cm Paul-Armand Gette Totem G bleu, 1965 assemblage de lettres en bois 53 x 9,2 x 16 cm Brion Gysin Sans titre, 1962 aquarelle et encre de chine sur papier 20,5 x 24,5 cm Brion Gysin Gracias a Matta, 1961 aquarelle et encre de chine 27 x 18 cm Brion Gysin Gracias a Matta, 1961 carnet de croquis de 23 aquarelles-lavis 27 x 18 cm Raoul Hausmann 391 Berlin – Dresden, 1921 collage et dessin à l’encre de Chine sur papier 43 × 35 cm Bernard Heidsieck Machine à mots, n°23, 1971 écritures et collage photo d’une machine-outil sur papier 64 x 50 cm Bernard Heidsieck Machine à mots, n°34, 1971 écritures et collage photo d’une machine-outil sur papier 64 x 50 cm Isidore Isou 397, 1960 encre de Chine sur papier calque 17,8 x 13,7 cm Isidore Isou 478, 1960 encre de Chine sur papier calque 17,2 x 13,3 cm Isidore Isou 443, 1960 encre de Chine et aquarelle sur papier calque 17,5 x 13,4 cm Isidore Isou 436, 1960 encre de Chine et aquarelle sur papier calque 17,4 x 13,3 cm Isidore Isou 365, 1960 encre de Chine sur papier calque 17,2 x 13,3 cm Isidore Isou 441, 1960 encre de Chine et aquarelle sur papier calque 17,5 x 13,6 cm Francis Picabia Guillaume Apollinaire, vers 1918 encre et aquarelle sur papier 57,5 x 45 cm Roland Sabatier Place et Statue, 1988 huile sur toile et collage toile 38 x 46 cm sculpture 25,5 cm Angelo Rognoni Bagno Turco a Crossen (avec au verso: Mademoiselle), 1927 encre de couleur sur papier 24 x 35 cm Angelo Rognoni Colpo di Campana in Montagna, 1921 encre sur carton 33 x 48 cm Angelo Rognoni Pagliericci (Paillasses), 1916 encre et collage sur papier papier 8,4 x 15 cm feuille 29,5 x 24 cm Angelo Rognoni Stazione, 1916 encre de couleur sur papier 31,5 x 21,7 cm Angelo Rognoni Ballerina (Danseuse), 1916 encre de couleur sur papiers 31 x 21 cm Kurt Schwitters Merz 318. ch., 1921 collage sur papier
7 1/10 × 5 7/10 in
18 × 14.4 cm
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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. Schwitters studied at the Dresden Academy of Art with Otto Dix and George Grosz, and after showing in Berlin in 1918 was introduced to Dadaists Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch, and Jean Arp. It was at this time he began making assemblages from materials found discarded on the streets of his home city, Hannover, intending to reflect the ruined state of German culture; he called the works Merzbilder after the German word “Kommerz,” as in Merzbild 1A. The mental doctor (1919). Unlike the Berlin Dadaists, however, Schwitters’ main concern was art-making, not political activism, and he is remembered best for his innovative use of mixed-media and masterful sense of composition.

Kurt Schwitters, ‘Merz 318. ch.’, 1921, Galerie Natalie Seroussi
Kurt Schwitters, ‘Merz 318. ch.’, 1921, Galerie Natalie Seroussi
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About the work
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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. Schwitters studied at the Dresden Academy of Art with Otto Dix and George Grosz, and after showing in Berlin in 1918 was introduced to Dadaists Raoul Hausmann, Hannah Höch, and Jean Arp. It was at this time he began making assemblages from materials found discarded on the streets of his home city, Hannover, intending to reflect the ruined state of German culture; he called the works Merzbilder after the German word “Kommerz,” as in Merzbild 1A. The mental doctor (1919). Unlike the Berlin Dadaists, however, Schwitters’ main concern was art-making, not political activism, and he is remembered best for his innovative use of mixed-media and masterful sense of composition.

Kurt Schwitters

Merz 318. ch., 1921

Jean Crotti Poésie sentimentale, 1920 gouache et encre sur papier 53,6 x 44,1 cm Henri Chopin Nature morte n°6.396.873, 1980 tapuscrit sur papier 29,7 × 21 cm MAX ERNST et JOHANNES THEODOR BAARGELD Manifeste W 5 (Weststupidien 5) III. Manifesto, jacket maquette Typoskript-Manifest, 1920 collage sur carton 28,5 × 30,8 cm MAX ERNST et JOHANNES THEODOR BAARGELD re = de laut ! sei tap = fer !, 1920 collage et impression sur carton 28,5 × 33 cm Paul-Armand Gette Empreinte de lettres, 1965 empreintes à l’encre 65 x 50 cm Paul-Armand Gette Empreinte de lettres, 1965 empreintes à l’encre 65 x 50 cm Paul-Armand Gette Totem, 1965 assemblage de lettres en bois 65,5 x 8,5 x 14 cm Paul-Armand Gette Totem G bleu, 1965 assemblage de lettres en bois 53 x 9,2 x 16 cm Brion Gysin Sans titre, 1962 aquarelle et encre de chine sur papier 20,5 x 24,5 cm Brion Gysin Gracias a Matta, 1961 aquarelle et encre de chine 27 x 18 cm Brion Gysin Gracias a Matta, 1961 carnet de croquis de 23 aquarelles-lavis 27 x 18 cm Raoul Hausmann 391 Berlin – Dresden, 1921 collage et dessin à l’encre de Chine sur papier 43 × 35 cm Bernard Heidsieck Machine à mots, n°23, 1971 écritures et collage photo d’une machine-outil sur papier 64 x 50 cm Bernard Heidsieck Machine à mots, n°34, 1971 écritures et collage photo d’une machine-outil sur papier 64 x 50 cm Isidore Isou 397, 1960 encre de Chine sur papier calque 17,8 x 13,7 cm Isidore Isou 478, 1960 encre de Chine sur papier calque 17,2 x 13,3 cm Isidore Isou 443, 1960 encre de Chine et aquarelle sur papier calque 17,5 x 13,4 cm Isidore Isou 436, 1960 encre de Chine et aquarelle sur papier calque 17,4 x 13,3 cm Isidore Isou 365, 1960 encre de Chine sur papier calque 17,2 x 13,3 cm Isidore Isou 441, 1960 encre de Chine et aquarelle sur papier calque 17,5 x 13,6 cm Francis Picabia Guillaume Apollinaire, vers 1918 encre et aquarelle sur papier 57,5 x 45 cm Roland Sabatier Place et Statue, 1988 huile sur toile et collage toile 38 x 46 cm sculpture 25,5 cm Angelo Rognoni Bagno Turco a Crossen (avec au verso: Mademoiselle), 1927 encre de couleur sur papier 24 x 35 cm Angelo Rognoni Colpo di Campana in Montagna, 1921 encre sur carton 33 x 48 cm Angelo Rognoni Pagliericci (Paillasses), 1916 encre et collage sur papier papier 8,4 x 15 cm feuille 29,5 x 24 cm Angelo Rognoni Stazione, 1916 encre de couleur sur papier 31,5 x 21,7 cm Angelo Rognoni Ballerina (Danseuse), 1916 encre de couleur sur papiers 31 x 21 cm Kurt Schwitters Merz 318. ch., 1921 collage sur papier
7 1/10 × 5 7/10 in
18 × 14.4 cm
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