Merz 4. Banalitäten. Kurt Schwitters.
Merz 4. Banalitäten.
Merz 4. Banalitäten.

Merz 4. Banalitäten.

Hannover: Merzverlag, Juli 1923. With several photographic illustrations throughout. First edition Printed on pink paper. In publisher’s printed gray wrappers, typographic composition by Schwitters. 33–48 p. [=16 p.]. Lower corner bumped. Trace of folding. Scratches on the front panel around letter “E” from the title. Stain to upper left corner of front cover and at the center of the rear panel. Light stain to lower edge of two leaves (pp. 35–36 and 45–46). Otherwise clean. Overall in very good condition.

The fourth number of Kurt Schwitter’s illustrated journal, the magazine of the Dada in Hannover.

The 21 numbers of Merz was published between 1923 and 1932. The present 4th number, with the subtitle “Banalitäten”, appeared in July 1923. This issue contains nine illustrations, among them by Picasso (Sacipos), Hans Arp, László Moholy-Nagy, Kurt Schwitters, Arthur Segall, Theo van Doesburg, and texts by Schwitters, Tzara, Bonset (d. i. Theo van Doesburg), Arp and others.


Price: €6,000.00

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