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    Sale 3065

    Post-War and Contemporary Art

    1 - 2 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 107

    Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976)

    La Lettre d. (The Letter d.)

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    Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976)
    La Lettre d. (The Letter d.)
    signed with the artist's initials and dated '4 février 67 M. B.' (on the reverse side of the portfolio)
    typographic impression and collage on paper, in five parts, in a card portfolio with collaged elements on the interior and exterior
    each sheet: 55.5 x 75.5cm.
    portfolio: 78 x 58.5cm.
    Executed in 1967, this piece is unique


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    ‘I am the result of an experiment – the word is perhaps a little strong – let’s say of a taste for literature, definitely; that was my starting point; however, I do believe I am now able to express myself on the edge of things, where the world of visual arts and the world of poetry might eventually, I wouldn’t say meet, but at the very frontier where they part’ —M. Broodthaers

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    “ ! ”: Lot is imported from outside the EU. For each Lot the Buyer’s Premium is calculated as 37.75% of the Hammer Price up to a value of €30,000, plus 31.7% of the Hammer Price between €30,001 and €1,200,000, plus 22.02% of any amount in excess of €1,200,000.


    Provenance

    Private Collection, Belgium.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner via Jos Jamar, Antwerp.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A SWISS COLLECTOR


    Post Lot Text

    We are most grateful to the Estate of Marcel Broodthaers for the information kindly provided.