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Brussels, Belgium 1924 – Cologne, West Germany 1976


  • 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.


publisher (organisation)

La Faute d'orthographe (Mea Culpa) [The spelling mistake (Mea Culpa)] 1964 Place made: Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic off-set lithograph, printed in black and white. Support: white card
Impression: 19/30
Edition: edition of 30 plus 20 artist's proofs
Place Published: Brussels, Belgium
Date Published: 1964

Primary Insc: titled lower right, pencil "Mea Culpa", signed lower right, pencil, underlined, "M. Broodthaers"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, pencil "19/30", numbered verso lower right, pencil, upside down, "1500"
Tertiary Insc: top left, black ink "t" cancelled with four diagonal lines; smaller "t" inscribed to the right of cancelled "t"; lower right, black ink handwritten line enclosing printed text, handwritten text lower to centre left, black ink "Broodthaers [arrow]/ Marcel", directed towards typeset "Broodhaers" [sic]
Dimensions: comp 44.9 h x 60.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Nobis, Norbert and Werner Meyer, "Marcel Broodthaers: Katalog der Editionen Graphik und Bücher" (Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz, 1996), cat. 1, pp. 16-17
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.630.3