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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.

Comédie: Comédie [Comedy: Comedy] [97/120] [Comédie [Comedy]] 1974
Collection Title: from the portfolio "Mirrors of the mind"
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic photo-lithograph, printed in colour Support: white paper mounted on card
Impression: 97/120
Edition: edition of 120
Publisher: Multiples Inc. and Castelli Graphics
Place Published: New York, United States of America
Date Published: 1974

Edition Notes: from the portfolio " Mirrors of the mind": a portfolio of 10 prints and 1 multiple, kept in a wooden carrying case; Vincenzo Agnetti, Shusaku Arakawa, Marcel Broodthaers, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Meret Oppenheim, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, name underlined, pencil " M. Broodthaers 74"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower right, pencil "97/120"; inscription following signature lower right, pencil "Drame"
Tertiary Insc: inscribed as part of composition from upper left to lower right "Comedie Comedie/ Narcisse dort/ Hôtel du Grand Miroir/ minuit sonne/ Hôtel du Grand Miroir/ Narcisse rêve/ Hôtel du Grand Miroir/ Narcisse s'éveille/ Hôtel du Grand Miroir/ Narcisse s'éveille/ Hôtel du Grand Miroir/ * In the year 1864 Charles Baudelaire lived in the Hôtel du Grand Miroir of Brussels"; inscription cetnre, written vertically, black ink "HOTEL DU GRAND MIROIR*"
Dimensions: comp 54.1 h x 38.9 w cm sheet 63.6 h x 45.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Nobis, Norbert and Werner Meyer, "Marcel Broodthaers: Katalog der Editionen Graphik und Bücher" (Ostfildern-Ruit: Cantz, 1996), cat. 23, pp. 48-49
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1537