Kurt SchwittersMagic c.1936-40

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Artist
Kurt Schwitters (1887‑1948)
Title
Magic
Date c.1936-40
MediumPrinted papers on paper
Dimensionssupport: 131 x 106 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2007
Reference
T12396
Not on display

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The text in this collage is part of a Heinz advertisement from a British magazine, which suggests that it may have been made after Schwitters’ arrival in Britain in 1940. Though the words remain legible, the work is resolutely abstract. A photograph of a woman in a hat has been obliterated by carefully matched segments, probably taken from the same page of the magazine.

September 2004

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