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Renowned architect joins calls to save Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn

Daniel Libeskind attacks plans to sell off Cumbrian structure once owned by celebrated modern artist

The architect Daniel Libeskind has slammed plans to sell off a unique Cumbrian barn once owned by the celebrated modernist artist Kurt Schwitters.

Merz Barn, near Elterwater, is set to be put up for auction next month after funding could not be found to save the studio, which Schwitters, an anti-fascist artist, had made into artwork in itself.

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