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Prints and Drawings
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Artist: Kurt Schwitters, German, 1887–1948

Untitled (Der Wunsch des Künstlers) (The Artist’s Wish)

1934

Collage on paper mounted to board

sheet: 32.4 × 26 cm (12 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.) with mounting: 44.8 × 40.7 cm (17 5/8 × 16 in.)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.52.5
Geography: 
Made in Germany
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
German
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Collages
Provenance: 

Inherited from the artist by Ernst Schwitters, London, 1948-1957 ;
sold to Charlotte Weidler, New York, 1957;
sold to G. David Thompson Collection, Pittsburgh PA, 1957-1966;
sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 23, 1966, lot 60

Bibliography: 

Frauke V. Josenhans et al., Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2017), 142, fig. 1.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.