Marcel Broodthaers. Musée-Museum. 1972
Marcel Broodthaers

Musée-Museum

1972
Not on view
Medium
Offset lithograph with two postcards
Dimensions
composition (irreg.): 17 x 29 1/16" (43.2 x 73.8 cm); sheet: 19 7/8 x 29 1/2" (50.5 x 75 cm)
Credit
Partial gift of the Daled Collection and partial purchase through the generosity of Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Agnes Gund, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis, and Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley
Object number
679.2011.2
Copyright
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SABAM, Brussels
Department
Drawings and Prints

Musée-Museum is part of Broodthaers's Museum of Modern Art, Department of Eagles, the fictional museum he developed between 1968 and 1972. Part parody and part protest against what he saw as the inadequacies and problematic nationalism of art institutions at the time, Broodthaers’s museum featured no permanent collection or location but instead took shape as twelve "sections" (including a Figures Section and Cinema Section) realized through a series of installations planned by the artist. Here, Section of the Nineteenth Century—in which shipping crates and postcards stand in for original artworks—is represented through floor plans. This print was made in one hundred impressions and in two variants. The first (numbers one to sixty) features three color-postcard additions picturing works by nineteenth-century French painters Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Gustave Courbet; the second (numbers sixty-one to one hundred) includes two postcards showing works by Ingres only.

Gallery label from New to the Print Collection: Matisse to Bourgeois, June 13, 2012–January 7, 2013

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