Marcel Broodthaers

1924–1976

Biography

Marcel Broodthaers (28 January 1924 – 28 January 1976) was a Belgian poet, filmmaker and artist with a highly literate and often witty approach to creating art works.

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Nothing but the Real Thing: Considerations on Copies, Remakes and Replicas in Modern Art

Lydia Beerkens. Nothing but the Real Thing: Considerations on Copies, Remakes and Replicas in Modern Art; Tate Papers, no.8
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Two Exhibition-Related Films by Jef Cornelis

This discussion of two films made for television in 1971 by Flemish filmmaker Jef Cornelis brings into relief an underlying ...

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The legacy of a myth maker

Joseph Beuys is considered by some as the most important of the post-war period – a sculptor, performance artist, teacher and ...

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Esprit Décor

In 1975 the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers (1924–1976) made the piece Décor for the ICA, London. A large crab ...