Friday, May 6, 2016

Marcel Broodthaers | Minuit

Marcel Broodthaers
Brussels, Belgium: George Houyoux, 1960
24 pp, 21 x 16.5 cm., softcover
Edition of 225 signed and dated copies

Originally announced by the publisher under the title An Ink Stain, Minuit (or Midnight), is Broodthaers' second book - another letterpressed volume of poetry illustrated with a frontispiece by the Danish-born CoBrA artist, Serge Vandercam.

The first twelve copies (numbered from I to XII) were printed on Dutch paper and included an original water-colour signed by Vandercam. The remaining copies, on all-rag paper, were numbered 1 to 213. Not all copies feature the double-printed title on the cover.

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