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    Sale 11798

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction

    30 June 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 116

    Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976)

    Le drapeau noir, tirage illimité (The Black Flag, Unlimited Edition)

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    Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976)
    Le drapeau noir, tirage illimité (The Black Flag, Unlimited Edition)
    signed with the artist's initials, inscribed and dated 'A Peter u ..... LEUVEN MB 68' (on the reverse)
    enamel on vacuum-formed plastic relief
    33 ¼ x 47 ¾in. (84.6 x 121.4cm.)
    Executed in 1968, this work is from an unlimited edition

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    Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels.
    Anon. sale, Christie’s Amsterdam, 7 December 1994, lot 540.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    B. H. D. Buchloch, Neo-avantgarde and culture industry: essays on European and American art from 1955 to 1975, Cambridge MA 2000 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 90).


    Paris, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Marcel Broodthaers, 1992, p. 320 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated in colour, p. 134). This exhibition later travelled to Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
    Munich, Kunstraum München, Marcel Broodthaers, Objekte, Druckgraphik, Zeichnungen, Bücher, 1992 (another from the edition exhibited, illustrated, p. 21). This exhibition later travelled to Hamburg, Raum für Kunst.

    Post Lot Text

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

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