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Marcel BROODTHAERS

Brussels, Belgium 1924 – Cologne, West Germany 1976

artist

  • Brussels, Belgium 1924-2962
  • Paris, France 1962-1963
  • Brussels, Belgium 1963-1969
  • Dusseldorf and Cologne, West germany 1969-1972
  • London, England 1972-1976
  • Cologne, West Germany 1976.

GALERIE THOMAS BORGMANN

publisher (organisation)

Max Ernst, Roman (C'était comme une semaine de bonté) [Max Ernst, Novel (It was like Une Semaine de Bonté)] 1974 Description: Une semaine du bonté, ou Les sept éléments capitaux 1934, collage novel by Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Place made: Cologne, West Germany
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic offset lithograph, printed in black inks. Support: white glossy card, portfolio with white canvas binding, laminated inside and out, with white card flaps inside verso, white cloth ties
Impression: 15/25
Edition: edition of 25
Publisher: GALERIE THOMAS BORGMANN
Place Published: Cologne, West Germany
Date Published: 1974

Edition Notes: copies signed and numbered, each bearing a different text in the author's own hand
Primary Insc: signed with monogram inside bottom flap recto centre, black ink "M.B.", signed and inscription inside top flap, black ink "casquette comme shapeau/ (deleted) M.B.". numbered inside bottom flap recto centre, black ink "15". Front cover: printed title recto upper centre, black ink "MAX ERNST/ ROMAN", lower centre "IL EST PARTI, JE N'AI PU LE RETENIR. IL SE DEBATTAIT. IL HURLAIT/ DANS LA CAGE D'ESCALIER...", printed inscription verso centre, black ink "NOTES DE LECTURE/ fig. 1", printed date verso left of lower centre, black ink "17 DECEMBER 1972", printed volume number verso lower left, black ink "STERN/ NR. 52"; back cover: printed inscription top flap recto centre, black ink "C comme Serpent/ fig. 2", printed inscription bottom flap recto centre, black ink "ACHEVE D'IMPRIMER/ EN 1974/ 16 ALBERTUSSTRASSE KÖLN", printed inscription bottom flap recto lower right, black ink "fig. 3", printed inscription verso upper centre, black ink "C'ETAIT/ UNE DEMAINE DE BONTE", printed inscription verso lower centre, black ink "...LE FACTEUR, A LA PORTE DU 2ème ETAGE, NE POUVAIT SAVOIR QU'IL/ TENAIT ENTRE SES MAINS LA LETTRE DE CHANGE VOLEE A VIENNE./ FIN".
Dimensions: book (closed) 43.0 h x 33.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Nobis, Norbert and Werner Meyer, "Marcel Broodthaers: Katalog der Editionen Graphik und Bücher" (Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz, 1996), cat. B16, pp. 72-73
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.630.1