Marcel Broodthaers - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Phillips

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    Marcel Broodthaers, 'Rue René Magritte Straat', Lot 177

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Karel Geirlandt, Ghent (acquired directly from the artist)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Berlin, Gerda Bassenge and Benjamin Katz Gallery, Broodthaers, March - April 1969 (another example exhibited)
    Ghent, S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Beullens - Cortier - Broodthaers, 10 June - 25 July 1977
    London, The Tate Gallery, Marcel Broodthaers, 16 April - 26 May 1980, no. 71, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Marcel Broodthaers: A Retrospective, 14 February - 15 May 2016, p. 234, 344 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 234)

  • Literature

    Marcel Broodthaers, exh. cat., Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 1991, pp. 134, 320 (another example illustrated, p. 134)
    Marie-Puck Broodthaers, ed., Marcel Broodthaers. Livres d'images (Pictures book), London, 2013, p. 152 (another example illustrated in installation view, p. 141)

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is property from the Estate of Karel Geirlandt (1915-1989) who was the director of Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels today BOZAR. In 1957 he was the founder of Vereniging voor Museum Hedendaagse Kunst in Ghent and therefore was the driving force behind this museum today, S.M.A.K. and the spiritual father of Jan Hoet.

    We are grateful for Marie-Puck Broodthaers’ assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

Property from the Estate of Karel Geirlandt


Rue René Magritte Straat

signed with the artist's initials, numbered, inscribed, dedicated and dated 'Olivia Antonia ex. no 5 5/7 M.B. Gand. 24 Januari 1969' on the reverse
enamel on vacuum-formed plastic relief with metal eyelets
82.5 x 119.5 cm (32 1/2 x 47 in.)
Executed in 1968, this work is number 5 from an edition of 7.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £93,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020