Arkitip + Complex: Kurt Schwitters - Color and Collage (Princeton University Art Museum)

Scott A. Sant'Angelo's first column for Complex looks at a the artist's first show since 1985.


Scott A. Sant'Angelo is founder and owner of Arkitip, Inc., a contemporary fine art publisher. He is also a prominent photographer, curator, gallerist, and marketing consultant in the world of art that he serves. This weekly column comments and reports on the current state of fine art, design, photography, architecture, and the cultural elements within these worlds.

Princeton University Art Museum presents:
Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage

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Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948) was an integral part of Germany’s revolutionary art and intellectual movements in the tumultuous wake of the First World War. He is one of the most enduring figures of the 20th century international avant-garde, and has been cited as a profound influence by artists ranging from Robert Rauschenberg to Damien Hirst. Widely acknowledged as a great master of collage, Schwitters’ diverse body of work cut across boundaries, hierarchies and media to include painting, sculpture, typography, poems and performance pieces, and it anticipated most of the leading art movements of the late 20th century. On View 26 March through 26 June 2011 Princeton University Art Museum Princeton, NJ 08544

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