Schwitters Scandal
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The Schwitters Scandal

Director: Simon Chu

Cast: Simon Chu

     
 
As one who redefined the term "iconoclast," Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) turned the art world upside down with a one-man Dadaist period called "Merz." That movement shocked everyone with its groundbreaking union of literature, architecture, painting and sculpture. But the greatest crisis involving Schwitters happened posthumously, with a blizzard of inheritance

Overview

As one who redefined the term "iconoclast," Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) turned the art world upside down with a one-man Dadaist period called "Merz." That movement shocked everyone with its groundbreaking union of literature, architecture, painting and sculpture. But the greatest crisis involving Schwitters happened posthumously, with a blizzard of inheritance lawsuits involving Kurt's heirs, his mistress, the Marlborough Gallery and the Norwegian government. As directed by Simon Chu, this 1996 documentary travels inside of the tumultuous events that followed the artist's passing, unveiling a strange, harrowing and scandalous tale.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2010
UPC:
0807280602296
Original Release:
1996
Source:
Arthaus Musik
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
0:53:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Schwitters Scandal
1. The Schwitters Scandal - Der Schwitters Skandal [9:33]
2. Schwitters' Legacy - Schwitters' Erbe [7:23]
3. Merz - Commerz [16:35]
4. Legacy to the World - Erbe an die Welt [15:58]

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