Tanzer (Dancer)
Artwork: Tanzer (Dancer)
Size: 77.3 cm
Medium: Wood and painted plaster
Creation year: 1943
Marks: Signed KS and dated 43
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: The London Gallery, London (on commission 1947-51); E.L.T. Mesens, London (acquired in 1951); Private Collection, Brussels (by descent from the previous in 1971); Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the previous in 1973); Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne (acquired by 1978); Gustav Stein, Lohmar-Honrath; Private Collection, Germany (by descent from the previous in 1979); Galerie Sander, Darmstadt; Private Collection, Darmstadt (acquired from the previous in 1988); Sale: Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, May 31, 2011, lot 271; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: (probably) London, The Modern Art Gallery, Paintings and Sculptures by Kurt Schwitters, 1944, no. 10c (titled Dance); London, The London Gallery, An Hommage to Kurt Schwitters and Sculpture by Rolanda Polonsky and Recent Work by the English Painter Stella Snead, 1950, no. 33; Knokke-le-Zoute-Albert Plage, Grande Salle des Expositions de ‘La Reserve’, 75 Oeuvres du demi-siecle, 1951, no. 60; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen; Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie; Milan, Palazzo Reale; Basel, Kunsthalle & Paris, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Metamorphose des Dinges. Kunst und Antikunst 1910-1970, 1971-72, no. 217 (in Rotterdam); no. 138 (in Berlin); Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, Kurt Schwitters, 1978, no. 83, illustrated in the catalogue; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; London, Tate Gallery & Hanover, Sprengel Museum, Kurt Schwitters, 1985-86, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue; Hovikodden, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Schwitters in Norway, 2009-10, no. 77, illustrated in color in the catalogue; London, Tate Britain & Hanover, Sprengel Museum, Schwitters in Britain, 2013, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2017-05-16
Lot Number: 51