Sale: 528 / Modern Art, June 11. 2022 in Munich Lot 452

 

452
Kurt Schwitters
Mz 58, Worte 'der', 1920.
Collage. Paper, typographically printed and par...
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 81,250 / $ 94.250

(incl. surcharge)
Mz 58, Worte 'der'. 1920.
Collage. Paper, typographically printed and partly colored, on paper in original mount.
Orchard/Schulz 638. Monogrammed and dated in lowewr right on the original mount, as well as titled in lower left and inscribed: "Worte 'der'" in Sütterlin script belowt
Verso of mount inscribed "Mz 58 \ul 150 M ". Mounted with newsprint. On thin board. Collage: 10.2 x 12.8 cm (4 x 5 in). Original mount: 30 x 23,8 cm (11,8 x 9,3 in).

• Rediscovery of the work which the catalog raisonné had considered lost.
• A Merz drawing in hexagonal format is virtually unique in Kurt Schwitter's oeuvre.
• Privately-owned for more than 40 years.
• Kurt Schwitters is the master of the collage
• The collages called "Merzzeichnungen" (Merz Drawings) as well as the collages of Max Ernst are incunabulas of this kind
.

PROVENANCE: Private collection Düren.
Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia (gifted from the above in the 1980s.

EXHIBITION: Deutsche Kunst im 20. Jahrhunderts. Malerei und Plastik aus Privatbesitz, Suermondt-Museum, Aachen, May 3 - June 28, 1959, cat. no.51 with illu. (here "Merzbild 58).




452
Kurt Schwitters
Mz 58, Worte 'der', 1920.
Collage. Paper, typographically printed and par...
Estimate:
€ 50,000 / $ 58,000
Sold:
€ 81,250 / $ 94.250

(incl. surcharge)