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The Schwitters Scandal

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/2010
  • UPC: 807280602296
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 87,842

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Simon Chu Director
Keith Alexander Producer
Douglas Hartington Cinematographer
Michael Poole Editor
Steve Scales Editor
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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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