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  • Catalogue Essay

    Incuding: Cornelius; Livinus Van de Bundt; Man Ray et Copley; Le Clown Popov; Ossip Zadkine; Victor Brauner; Paul Delvaux; Fernando Lerin; René Magritte; Brunius; Georges Houyoux; Saul Steinberg; Marcel Lecomte; Georges Simenon; David Oïstrach; Cladde Vermeylen and Autoportrait

    While occasionally appearing like snapshots, Marcel Broodthaer's photographs are nothing of the kind. They are sudden illuminations of the being of a person and the place where we can meet him. Like everything which this hermetic artist made, his works, his objects and his thoughts, the photographs of Marcel Broodthaers are at one and the same time very simple and very complex. In order to understand them we must first look at the sudden direction in which Broodthaers was thinking and working.
    Wieland Schmied

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Sixteen Photographic Portraits 1957-1967 and One Self-portrait 1974

1983
The complete set of 17 photographs, on Agfa Brovira paper, with full margins, with accompanying colophon and text by Wieland Schmied,
20 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. (52.7 x 41.9 cm)
all with the artist's copyright inkstamp on the reverse and stamp numbered 05 in black on the colophon (the edition was 50 and 7 artist's proofs), co-published by Marian Goodman Gallery and Multiples, Inc, New York, in collaboration with Sander Gallery, New York, all contained in the original blue and black paper and fabric-covered portfolio case.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $4,375

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New York Auction 25 April 2016