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Kurt Schwitters

[German Dadaist Painter and Sculptor, 1887-1948]

• Relationships: Member of the Abstraction-Creation Group in Paris, 1930s.
• Browse all:  German artists  /  sculptors

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    Kurt Schwitters Works Online    
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Original works by Kurt Schwitters available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
 
 
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Many works online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2 works online

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Maraak, Variation I (Merzbild), 1930

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Oval Construction

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Merz 316. Ische Gelb

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Grey and Yellow, collage

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Hammer Museum, California
Merz 316, 1921

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington - Provenance Research Project
Merzbild 13A. Der Kleine Merzel, collage, 1919

Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands

Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland (in German)  
H.Bahlsens Keks-Fabrik AG, 1930

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "S"

Kurt Schwitters in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
Revolving [Das Kreisen], 1919
Picture with Basket Ring [Bild mit Korbring], 1938

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Merz Construction

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Seattle Art Museum

Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
3 works

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City

 
Art Market:
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Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
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Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
A total of 3 works online as you scroll down the page

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
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Radiating World, 1920

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Another Form of Intervention/Studio Cleo

Museo Virtual del Surrealismo
The Holy Night by Antoni Allegri, known as Correggio

The Modernist Journals Project
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Kurt Schwitters  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Time Magazine
"The Urban Poet as a Scavenger", 1985 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"Out of the Midden Heap", 1971 article by Robert Hughes


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The Collages of Kurt Schwitters: Tradition and Innovation


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Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau: The Cathedral of Erotic Misery


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Kurt Schwitters: Catalogue Raisonne: Volume I 1905-1922


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In the Beginning is MERZ


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Kurt Schwitters: 'I is Style'


 
 
 
 
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