Merz Pencils

the ghost of kurt schwitters at an exhibition of his work @ Berkeley Art Museum, 9/4/11.

Someone had clearly been inspired by Kurt Schwitters:

When he walked on the street, [Schwitters] would pick up threads, papers, pieces of glass—the discarded royalties of vacant lots—so that in his house there were piles of little ticks and pieces of wood, tufts of hair, old rags, disused unrecognizable objects, all of which were like fragments of life itself. With these witnesses stolen from the ground he constructed sculptures and objects… To the principle of the object he added a feeling of respect for everyday life in the form of dirt and deterioration. – Alfred Barr


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