Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, February 14 – May 15, 2016

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work to take place in New York, bringing together some 200 works, the majority made between the years 1963 to 1975. The exhibition explores the critical if under-recognized place of Marcel Broodthaers (Belgian, 1924–1976) in the history of 20th-century art, and his extraordinary output across mediums that placed him at the center of international activity during the transformative decades of the 1960s and 1970s.” — The Museum of Modern Art

Broodthaers, Marcel

Moi aussi, je me suis demandé si je ne pouvais pas vendre quelque chose et réussir dans la vie . . . (I, too, wondered whether I could not sell something and succeed in life . . .). 1964. Letterpress on magazine page, unfolded sheet: 9 15/16 × 13 1/4 in. (25.2 × 33.6 cm). Designer: the artist, with Corneille Hannoset. Printer: Henri Kumps, Brussels. Edition: unknown. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Committee on Prints and Illustrated Books Fund, 2013. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Pense-Bête (Memory aid). 1964. Books, paper, plaster, and plastic balls on wood base, without base: 11 13/16 × 33 1/4 × 16 15/16 in. (30 × 84.5 × 43 cm). Collection Flemish Community, long-term loan S.M.A.K. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Armoire blanche et table blanche (White cabinet and white table). 1965. Painted furniture with eggshells, cabinet: 33 7/8 × 32 1/4 × 24 1/2 in. (86 × 82 × 62 cm); table: 41 × 39 3/8 × 15 3/4 in. (104 × 100 × 40 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fractional and promised gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, 1992. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Frites (Fries). 1966. Painted ceramic bowl with painted and charred wood, 9 7/16 in. (24 cm) diam.; 8 11/16 in. (22 cm) high. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Partial gift of the Daled Collection and partial purchase through the generosity of Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Agnes Gund, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, 2011. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Maria. 1966. Dress, hanger, and printed shopping bag with eggshells on primed canvas, 44 1/8 × 39 3/8 × 4 3/4 in. (112 × 100 × 12 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Herman J. Daled, 2011. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Moules sauce blanche (Mussels with white sauce). 1967. Painted pot, mussel shells, paint, and tinted resin, 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm) diam.; 19 1/8 in. (48.5 cm) high. Private collection, New York. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Véritablement (Truly). 1968. Photographic canvas, 30 1/2 × 48 7/16 in. (75.5 × 123 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Partial gift of the Daled Collection and partial purchase through the generosity of Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Agnes Gund, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, 2011. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Un Coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard (A throw of the dice will never abolish chance). 1969. Artist’s book, offset lithograph on transparent paper, page: 12 3/4 × 9 13/16 in. (32.4 × 24.9 cm). Publisher: Wide White Space Gallery, Antwerp; Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne. Printer: Vereman, Antwerp. Edition: 90. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Howard B. Johnson in honor of Riva Castleman, 1994. © 2015 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Untitled (General with cigar). 1970. Found oil painting and cigar, 15 3/4 x 11 13/16 x 2 3/4 in. (40 x 30 x 7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Partial gift of the Daled Collection and partial purchase through the generosity of Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Agnes Gund, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, 2011. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

677.2011

Musée d’Art Moderne à vendre–pour cause de faillite (Museum of Modern Art for sale–due to bankruptcy). 1970–71. Artist’s book, letterpress dust jacket wrapped around catalogue of Kӧlner Kunstmarkt ’71 (Cologne: Kӧlner Kunstmarkt, 1971), with artist’s inscriptions, overall (folded, with catalog): 17 11/16 x 12 5/8 x 5/16 in. (45 x 32 x 0.8 cm). Publisher: Galerie Michael Werner, Cologne. Edition: 19. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Partial gift of the Daled Collection and partial purchase through the generosity of Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Agnes Gund, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, 2011. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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Museum-Museum. 1972. Two screenprints, each print: 33 x 23 1/4 in. (83 x 59.1 cm). Publisher: Edition Staeck, Heidelberg, Germany. Printer: Gerhard Steidl, Göttingen, Germany. Edition: 100. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Associates Fund, 1991. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

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La Conquête de l’espace, Atlas à l’usage des artistes et des militaires (The conquest of space, atlas for the use of artists and the military). 1975. Artist’s book, offset lithograph, thirty-eight pages, with slipcase, closed: 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 x 3/8 in. (4.2 x 2.9 x 1 cm). Publisher: Lebeer Hossmann, Brussels. Edition: 50. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Partial gift of the Daled Collection and partial purchase through the generosity of Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Agnes Gund, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, 2011. © 2016 Estate of Marcel Broodthaers / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels

Images courtesy The Museum of Modern Art