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Theater & art

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Seeing firsthand how life could be fragmented

NEW HAVEN — Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) was one of the most fascinating of modern artists, and this large work, at the Yale University Art Gallery, is his most commanding in the United States.

Dated 1920/39, it was begun in his hometown of Hanover, Germany, and revisited 20 years later in Norway. Schwitters had fled there after learning that the Gestapo, who had him down as a “degenerate” artist, wanted to “interview” him.

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