La Soupe de Daguerre

About Marcel Broodthaers

Poet, filmmaker, and artist Marcel Broodthaers used his practice to make incisive political statements and critique art institutions. In one of his most famous works, Broodthaers mounted an exhibition as a single work titled Musée d’Art Moderne (1968). The piece included hundreds of readymade and fabricated objects, each labeled with the words “This is not a work of art,” a homage to his biggest influences, Marcel Duchamp and René Magritte. In fact, Magritte once gave Broodthaers a copy of Stéphane Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Des, which would become an instrumental source of inspiration for the artist. Broodthaers’ practice is based on re-appropriation and re-presentation of other artists’ work, and is often described by critics and historians as wry, witty, and rebellious. His short active career spanned only 12 years.

Belgian, 1924-1976, Brussels, Belgium

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
The Importance of Being ..., Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
2015
Slip of the Tongue, Punta della Dogana, Venice