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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.

Marcel BROODTHAERS

Brussels, Belgium 1924 – Cologne, West Germany 1976

publisher

  • 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.

SOCIÉTÉ DES EXPOSITIONS, PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS

publisher (organisation)

La Souris écrit rat (A compte d'auteur) [The mouse spells a rat (At the author's expense)] 1974 Description: phonetically, the French title also means "the mouse will write"
Place made: Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Materials & Technique: prints, relief letterpress, printed in black and red inks. Support: white wove paper, torn edges, deckle
Impression: 58/150
Edition: edition of 150
Publisher: SOCIÉTÉ DES EXPOSITIONS, PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS, AND MARCEL BROODTHAERS
Place Published: Brussels, Belgium
Date Published: 1974

Primary Insc: signed with monogram and dated lower right, red felt-tipped pen "M.B. 74". numbered and titled lower right, red felt-tipped pen "au compte (de la souris) 58/100". inscription upper left, 3 whiskers on each side of cat's face, red felt-tipped pen; printed inscription upper centre, black ink "La souris écrit rat".
Dimensions: sheet 75.0 h x 56.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Nobis, Norbert and Werner Meyer, "Marcel Broodthaers: Katalog der Editionen Graphik und Bücher" (Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz, 1996), cat. 21, pp. 44-45
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1977
Accession No: NGA 77.630.16