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Property from an Important Private American Collection



Property from an Important Private American Collection


1924 - 1976


signed with the artist's initials, dated Noël 66 and dedicated on the reverse

oil and painted eggshells on canvas

100 by 69.9 cm. 39⅞ by 27½ in.

109.2 by 78.5 cm. 43 by 31 in.

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This work is in very good condition. All collaged elementals are stable. There is some light wear to the outer edges and corner tips. Very close inspection reveals a few historical losses to the collaged eggshells, which is in keeping with the artist’s choice of media. Further very close inspection reveals some media accretions in places to the collaged elements, as well as a few hairline cracks to some of the shells, which is in keeping with the artist's choice of media. There is some light canvas draw to both upper and lower left corners. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals three minute spots of uneven fluorescence to the lower left corner which appear to have been in-painted.

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Gallerie Cogeime, Brussels

Private Collection, Brussels (acquired from the above)

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

Private Collection, United States (acquired from the above in 1989)

Thence by descent to the present owner

Brussels, Galerie Cogeime, Peinture à l'oeuf - Peinture à l'oeuf, September - October 1966

Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Marcel Broodthaers 1924 - 1976, January - June 1982 

New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Marcel Broodthaers, November 1984, n.p. illustrated in colour

Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Brussels, Palais des Beaux Arts; and Marcel Broodthaers, April 1989 - June 1990

Paris, Galerie nationale du jeu de Paume; and Madrid, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Marcel Broodthaers, December 1991 - June 1992, p. 98, illustrated in colour

New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, 30/40 Part II, October - November 2007