Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective - the exhibition catalogue from MoMA available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective

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'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' - Artforum

A superb overview of the work of Marcel Broodthaers

Marcel Broodthaers’s (1924–1976) extraordinary output across mediums placed him at the center of international activity during the transformative decades of the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout his career, from early objects variously made of mussels, eggshells, and books of his own poetry; to his most ambitious project, the Musée d’Art Moderne. Département des Aigles; and the Décors made at the end of his life, Broodthaers occupied a unique position, often operating as both innovator and commentator.

Setting a precedent for what we call installation art today, his work has had a profound influence on a broad range of contemporary artists. Published to accompany the artist’s first museum retrospective in New York, Marcel Broodthaers examines the artist’s work across all mediums. Essays by the exhibition organizers Christophe Cherix and Manuel Borja-Villel, along with a host of major scholars, including Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Jean François Chevrier, Thierry de Duve, and Doris Krystof provide historical and theoretical context for the artist’s work. The book also features new translations of many of Broodthaers’s texts.

  • Author: Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Christophe Cherix
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Date published: February 2016
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0870709623
  • Product Dimensions: 31.2x 24.9 x 3.3 cm

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