Testi: Orchard Karin, Schwitters Werkverzeichnis et al.
F.to: 26,00 x 30,50; pagg. 776; COL e BN; rileg. rigida con sovracoperta.
Editore: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2006.
Although Kurt Schwitters was one of the most influential artists of international modernism, only select portions of his immensely varied body of pictorial work have been investigated thoroughly. And what a body of work it is, unlike one ever seen before or after, combining bits of found detritus into compositions of tight, unexpected melodies and startling tunes. Schwitters was constantly sighting scraps of handbills, train tickets, newspapers, clothing, and more on the city streets, pocketing them for later use in one of his Merz collages. His intense body of found object constructions stands as one of the premier examples of the ultimtate modern form, assemblage, of which he has been called the “grandfather.” After extensive research worldwide and a complete examination of his artistic estate, Schwitters’s oeuvre has finally been properly acknowledged, documented, and prepared for public presentation. works.