Marcel Broodthaers

(Artist) (Editor)
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$75.00  $69.00
Museum of Modern Art
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9.8 X 1.3 X 12.3 inches | 5.2 pounds

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About the Author

Thierry de Duve is a historian, curator, teacher, and theorist of contemporary art. Born in Belgium, he has been a visiting professor at University of Lille III and the Sorbonne, among others, and has authored numerous books, including Kant after Duchamp (1996).


Broodthaers created his own context for experiencing his work. This expansive and generously illustrated catalog, which accompanied a recent retrospective, is useful for gaining a better understanding of this mysterious and multifarious artist, whose productions and preoccupations have become increasingly central to the history of modern art.--Jeff Jackson "Fanzine "
MOMA's near-definitive account of the work of Broodthaers was a standout among standouts, providing a rare opportunity to consider firsthand the labyrinthine imagination of the twentieth century's most elusive and enigmatic artist-poet.--Matthew Higgs "Artforum, Best of 2016 "
Evident throughout... is the artist's insistent message that formal decorum conceals and often intentionally occludes the power of real truths, and that the poet/artist has the key to unlock those verities by playfully rearranging the representational signifiers of cultural capital.--Tom McGlynn "Brooklyn Rail "
[An] all-around provocateur who parodied the institutional qualities of a museum by creating one of his own... Acute awareness of the creative process... informs Broodthaers's entire oeuvre.--Albert Mobilio "Bookforum "
clarifying... [it is] ambivalence, rather than militancy, that sets Broodthaers apart.--Chloe Wyman "Artspace "
gives the breadth of his art room to breathe.--Ben Davis " "
Broodthaers at his closest to poetry looks both ways, caught between love of the past and fear of the present.--John Haber "Haber's Art Reviews "