Kurt Schwitters

Untitled (The Clown)

c.1945–7

Not on display

Artist
Kurt Schwitters 1887–1948
Medium
Plaster, paint
Dimensions
Object: 195 x 152 x 60 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased with funds provided by Tate International Council, Tate Members and Art Fund 2018
Reference
T15028

Display caption

It was Schwitters’ practice to incorporate chance into his works, by using found materials in which he identified subtlety and beauty. In his final years, spent in exile in Britain, he made small scale works with wood, plaster and other elements. Many of these were informal, but often use coloured and painted surfaces to resolve the composition. The results are curious, often witty, sculptures.

Gallery label, November 2007

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