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Musée d’Art Moderne à vendre–pour cause de faillite (Museum of Modern Art for sale–due to bankruptcy), 1970-1971

Artist’s book, letterpress dust jacket wrapped around catalogue of Kӧlner Kunstmarkt ’71 (Cologne: Kӧlner Kunstmarkt, 1971), with artist’s inscriptions, overall (folded, with catalog)
17 7/10 × 12 3/5 × 3/10 in
45 × 32 × 0.8 cm
Edition of 19
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
New York
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
The Museum of Modern Art
New York
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Collection: The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Collection: The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Publisher
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
Image rights
© 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels
Marcel Broodthaers
Belgian, 1924–1976
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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.

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About the work
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Collection: The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Collection: The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Publisher
Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne
Image rights
© 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels
Marcel Broodthaers
Belgian, 1924–1976
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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.

Musée d’Art Moderne à vendre–pour cause de faillite (Museum of Modern Art for sale–due to bankruptcy), 1970-1971

Artist’s book, letterpress dust jacket wrapped around catalogue of Kӧlner Kunstmarkt ’71 (Cologne: Kӧlner Kunstmarkt, 1971), with artist’s inscriptions, overall (folded, with catalog)
17 7/10 × 12 3/5 × 3/10 in
45 × 32 × 0.8 cm
Edition of 19
This is part of a limited edition set.
location
New York
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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