Third Drawer Down Studio in collaboration with Marcel Broodthaers Estate present the St Laurent modal cashmere scarf. Broodthaers’ created a series of letterpress printed magazine spreads as the invitation to first solo exhibition at the Galerie Saint-laurent which was in fact his apartment he set up as a gallery space in Paris, 10-25 April 1964. In poetic form the series of invites humorously translates to "I, too, wondered whether I could not sell something and succeed in life. It's been a while now that I am good for nothing. I am forty years old ... Some galleries taking 75%. What it is? In fact, objects."
About the artist:
Marcel Broodthaers (1924 - 1976) was a Belgian poet, photographer, film-maker and artist. Broodthaers was a poet from age 16-17 for most of his life. During these years he had some contacts with the Belgian Surrealists, especially Magritte, who gave him a copy of Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés. (Magritte’s paintings with words, in which there is a contradiction between the painted word and the painted object, were later a crucial influence on him). From 1958 he begun to publish articles illustrated with his own photographs, but it wasn't until 1963 in the last 13 years of his life that he decided to become an artist and began to make objects. He first one-man exhibition was at the Galerie St Laurent, Brussels, 1964 where he exhibited everyday objects, words, lettering, child-like drawings etc., often with verbal-visual puns; made books, catalogues, prints on everything from canvases attached to the wall to reliefs in plastic.
Digital print on modal (90%)/ cashmere (10%) blend
Size: 100 x 120cm (39” x 47”)
Artwork: Moi aussi, je me suis demandé si je ne pouvais pas vendre quelque chose… (I, too, wondered whether I could not sell something…). Letterpress on magazine page.25 x 33,5 cm. © Marcel Broodthaers Estate. Licensed by Viscopy / SABAM
This collection has been produced in conjunction with Marcel Broodthaers retrospective at MoMA in New York and travelling there after.