The Artist Birthday Series

Kurt Schwitters

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Schwitters, c. 1920

It is unlikely that Schwitters ever considered joining Berlin Dada, however, for he was under contract to Der Sturm, which offered far better long-term opportunities than Dada’s quarrelsome and erratic venture. If Schwitters contacted Dadaists at this time, it was generally because he was searching for opportunities to exhibit his work.

"The Critic," created by Kurt Schwitters for 'Der Sturm,' 1921
“The Critic,” created by Kurt Schwitters for ‘Der Sturm,’ 1921

Though not a direct participant in Berlin Dada’s activities, Schwitters employed Dadaist ideas in his work, used the word itself on the cover of An Anna Blume, and would later give Dada recitals throughout Europe on the subject with Theo van Doesburg, Tristan Tzara, Hans Arp and Raoul Hausmann.

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