Mz 296. Soup

Mz 296. Soup
Kurt Schwitters (German, 1887-1948)
Collage with pasted paper and cloth on cardboard 
comp: 5 x 3-3/4 in. (12.7 x 9.5 cm); mount: 6-5/8 x 5-1/4 in. (16.8 x 13.3 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
© 2017 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 
Not on View

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, given as gift 6 December 1922 to;
Galka Scheyer;
Pasadena Art Institute, Pasadena, 1953-1954;
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena,1954-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, 1975.

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