Mz 289. Erfurt
- Kurt Schwitters (German, 1887-1948)
- Collage with pasted paper, cloth, watercolor and pencil on heavy wove paper
- comp: 6-1/2 x 5-3/8 in. (16.5 x 13.7 cm); sheet: 8-1/2 x 6-5/8 in. (21.6 x 16.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection
- Accession Number:
- © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Schwitters founded the Dadaist movement in Hanover in 1923. He called the movement "Merz" (something cast-off, like junk). About the process of making art, Schwitters wrote: "Because the medium is unimportant, I take any material whatsoever if the picture demands it. . . .I call the world view from which this mode of artistic creation arose �Merz.'. . .The meaning of the concept "Merz" changes with the change in the insight of those who continue to work with it."
The artist, sold 1924 to;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.
Image reproduction permission may be granted for scholarly or arts related commercial use. All image requests, regardless of their intended purpose, should be submitted via email. Requests can also be made by fax or mail.
Images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. Additional permission may be required.
Approved requests for the reproduction of an image will receive a contract detailing all fees and conditions of use of the image. Upon receipt of both the signed contract and full payment, the Office of Rights and Reproductions will provide the image. A complimentary copy of the published material must be provided to the Norton Simon Museum.
Please download the Application for Reproduction Permission form and submit it to the Office of Rights and Reproductions.
|Telephone:||(626) 449-6840 x 3300|