Kurt Schwitters German

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Schwitters was associated with the "anti-art" Dada movement in Germany in the 1920s, though always maintained a sense of independence, christening his own work – which ranged from painting and collage to installation and writing–Merz. He derived this term from the German word Kommerz, or commerce; fittingly, he incorporated detritus from the commercial world—waste materials he found on the streets of Hanover—into his meticulously arranged Merzbilder, or Merz Pictures. In this and other late works created while he was living in exile in England, Schwitters incorporated bits of comic strips sent to him by a friend in the United States.

Pinc, Kurt Schwitters (German, Hanover 1887–1948 Kendal), Cut, torn, and pasted papers and fabric, graphite, and ink mounted on paper

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