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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 MICHAEL WERNER

publisher (organisation)

Musée d'Art moderne à vendre - pour cause de faillite [Museum of modern art for sale - by reason of bankruptcy] 1971 Description: readymade catalogue for the Kölner Knustmarket/Cologne Art Fair, Galerie Michael Werner, 1971, 5 to 10 October, 74 pp, with dust jacket by Broodthaers, each with a different personal dedication
Place made: Cologne, West Germany
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph, printed in black Support: white paper, readymade black-and-white offset catalogue
Impression: edition number unknown
Edition: edition of 19
Publisher: GALERIE MICHAEL WERNER
Place Published: Cologne, West Germany
Date Published: 1971

Edition Notes: readymade catalogue for the Kölner Knustmarket/Cologne Art Fair, Galerie Michael Werner, 1971, 5 to 10 October, 74 pp, with dust jacket by Broodthaers, each with a different personal dedication
Primary Insc: signed with monogram (underlined) and dated front verso upper left, blue ink "M.B/ 71"
Secondary Insc: front verso (written over dustjacket and cover verso) upper left, blue ink "a Jonathan Swift,/ Une moitié des galeries à Lilliput/ Une moit, des autistes à [illegible]/ Les autres moitiés à Lafata."
Tertiary Insc: front centre, black "SECTION FINANCIERE/ MUSEE D'ART MODERNE/ A VENDRE/ 1970 - 1971/ POUR CAUSE DE/ FAILLITE/ DEPARTMENT DES AIGLES" back centre, black "[pictogram of eagle flying]/ fig. O/ ô Mélancolie/ aigre chateau des aigles" inside back cover printed inscription lower right, black ink "LES AIGLES/ Dans le but de nouer une intrigue, je/ dédie cette jaquette recouvrant le cata-/ logue de la foire artistique de Cologne/ aux personnes imaginaires et réelles/ dont le noms suivent. La plupart/ d'entr'elles ne s'étaient jamais recon-/ trées./ Marcel Broodthaers/ Charles Baudelaire/ J. B. Clément/ Paul Colinet/ Jacques Darche/ Robert Desnos/ Lucien Goldmann/ Victor Hugo/ J. D. Ingres/ Buster Keaton/ René Magritte/ Edgar Poe/ Jean Redon/ Mark Rothko/ Kurt Schwitters/ Jonathan Swift/ J. B. Uyttendaele/ Gustave ***/ Jean Vigo/ Wiertz"; inside back cover lower left, handwritten addendum beside printed inscriptions "Kurt Schwitters/ Jonathan Swift", blue ink "X"
Dimensions: 45.0 h x 32.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Nobis, Norbert and Werner Meyer, "Marcel Broodthaers: Katalog der Editionen Graphik und Bücher" (Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz, 1996), cat. 5, pp. 22-23
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.630.2