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Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn to star at Royal Academy

by (Alex) last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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by (Alex) last modified Sep 09, 2010

The Royal Academy of Arts in London will host a major exhibition next year focusing on 20th-century British sculpture and will include a recreation of painter and collageist Kurt Schwitters famous Merz Barn . Schwitters came to the UK after escaping from Hitler's Germany and worked in the Cumbrian shed which he turned into a kind of architectural artwork: the recreated shed will be built by dry stone wallers from Cumbria in the Academy courtyard. Modern British Sculpture runs from January 22 until April 7 2011 and also features the shedlike'Let's Eat Outdoors Today' by Damien Hirst Thanks to Cathy Dobson for the alert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday posts are sponsored by Atelier garden studios which are sustainable, stylish, flexible, functional and future proofed






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