Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Kurt Schwitters, German, 1887–1948

Oval Construction


Wood, plywood, nails, and paint

116.5 x 75 x 13.6 cm (45 7/8 x 29 1/2 x 5 3/8 in.)
Gift of Katherine S. Dreier to Collection Société Anonyme
20th century
Not on view

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 90.

Margit Rowell, The Planar Dimension: Europe 1912–1932, exh. cat. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1979), 111, no. 76, ill.

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 606, no. 629, ill.

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 205, ill.

Ketevan Kintsurashvili, David Kakabadzé: Georgian Modern Artist and Inventor (New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013), 138.

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