Mz 221. Dramatik
Artwork: Mz 221. Dramatik
Size: image: 13.3 x 10.5; artist's mount: 32 x 23.3 cm
Medium: Fabric, gouache, card and paper collage on paper
Creation year: 1921
Marks: Signed, dated and inscribed 'Mz 221. Dramatik K. Schwitters. 1921.' (on the artist's mount); inscribed 'mz 221' (on the reverse of the artist's mount)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: (possibly) Leo Castelli, New York; Mr & Mrs Solomon Ethe, New York, by whom acquired in 1962; Gertrude Stein Gallery, New York, by whom acquired in 1988; Arnold Herstand & Company, New York, by whom acquired in 1990; Achenbach Kunsthandel, Dusseldorf, by whom acquired in 1990; Acquired from the previous by the present owner on 25 November 1996
Exhibition history: Los Angeles, University of California, Constructivist Drawings and Posters, January 1927, no. 33; San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, Kurt Schwitters, April - May 1962, no. 21; this exhibition later travelled to the Pasadena Art Museum, June - July 1962; Manchester, The Currier Museum of Art, September - October 1962; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, November 1962; Minneapolis, University of Minnesota, January - February 1963; and Louisville, J.B. Speed Art Museum, February - March 1963; Taipei, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, The World According to Dada, June - August 1988, no. 122, p. 297 (illustrated fig. 51, p. 127); Cologne, Galerie Stolz, Schone Tage im Hause Dexel - Das Gastebuch - Walter Dexel zum 100. Geburtstag, February - April 1990, no. 78, p. 254 (illustrated p. 243); New York, Michel Werner, Kurt Schwitters, October - November 1990, no. 3 (illustrated); Dusseldorf, Achenbach Kunsthandel, Kurt Schwitters, November 1993 - January 1994; Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Die Epoche der Moderne: Kunst im 20. Jahrhundert, May - July 1997, no. 229 (illustrated p.337); Basel, Kunstmuseum, Schwitters - Arp, May - August 2004, no. 107, p. 250 (illustrated p. 35); Vienna, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Past, Present, Future: Highlights from the UniCredit Art Collection, October 2009 - January 2010; this exhibition later travelled to Verona, Palazzo della Ragione, February - June 2010, and Istanbul, Yapi Kredi Culture Centre, November 2010 - January 2011; Herford, Museum MARta, Things are queer. Highlights from the UniCredit Art Collection, February - June 2011, p. 37 (illustrated); Zurich, Hauser & Wirth, Schwitters, Miro, Arp, June - September 2016, no. 107, pp. 188 & 193 (illustrated pl. 24)

Christie's London

Date: 2020-02-06
Lot Number: 107