modern art (moderne kunst)

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# 3130 “Cruel To Be Kind” by Scott Bergey
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3.5 x 9 mounted on 12 x 9 paper. Mixed media painting/collage on paper. December 2014(Sold)

Happy birthday Kurt Schwitters, born on this day in 1887!

Schwitters’ collages, like “Picture with Light Center” (1919), made in the wake of WWI with bits of advertising, scraps of newspaper, wood, garbage, and urban debris, serve as hopeful portraits of how destruction can feed creation.

Learn more about this early 20th-century Dada artist and his “merz”—a nonsense word that came to encapsulate his artistic philosophy, process, and lifestyle: mo.ma/2rMKApN

[Cut-and-pasted colored paper and printed paper, watercolor, oil, and pencil on board. Purchase. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn]

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# 3610 “Digital Detox” by Scott Bergey
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12 x 9 mixed media collage/painting on paper. January 2016(Sold)

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# 2334 “A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That” by Scott Bergey
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14 x14 x1 , mixed media on wood panel. June 2013 (Sold)