Kurt Schwitters

German artist, 1887-1948

"Kurt Hermann Eduard Karl Julius Schwitters was a German artist. Schwitters worked in several genres and media, including dadaism, constructivism, surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and what came to be known as installation art. He is most famous for his collages, called ""Merz Pictures"". Alongside his collages, Schwitters also dramatically altered the interiors of a number of spaces throughout his life. The most famous was the ""Merzbau"", the transformation of six (or possibly more) rooms of the family house in Hanover, Waldhausenstrasse 5. Schwitters lyric work includes the poems ""An Anna Blume"" and the ""Ursonate""."

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Schwitters, Kurt

Maler und Schriftsteller (1887–1948). Autograph letter signed. Ambleside. 8vo. 4 Seiten.
$ 9,077 / 8.500 € (47365)

Comprehensive letter to Alexander Dorner (former curator of the Lower Saxony State Museum and head of the Kestner Society who was living then in Hanover, New Hampshire), giving detailed remarks on his emigration: „Helma travelled between Oslo and Hanover and went the last time 1939 back to Hanover. Then she was not allowed to go to Norway again, when war started [...] On the exhibition came a telegramm. Helma had died: On cancer. I did not even know that she was ill. Later I heard, that all my property in Hanover has ben bombed. My Merzbau is a heap of ruins. But the Museum of Modern Art, Director Sweeney, will help me to reconstruct it [...]“.

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Schwitters, Kurt

„Unter uns Kollegen“ („Among colleagues“). Typed manuscript signed („K. Schwitters“).
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A manuscript of an everyday monologue between himself and his alter ego. In part (translated): “I am always polite. When I wake up in the morning, I am wont to say to myself ‘Good morning’, and I usually reply ‘Good morning, dear colleague.’” In fine condition, with an uneven bottom edge, a few creases and notations, and a central vertical fold. An unusual and highly interesting format from the multi-talented and influential Merzbau artist.