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Minor Canon

Broodthaers Moi Aussi tee

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Marcel Broodthaers published several volumes of poetry but struggled to earn a living from his writing. In 1964, he renounced his vocation as a poet and began making visual art. He announced his first solo exhibition, at the Galerie Saint Laurent in Brussels, with an invitation that doubled as a kind of manifesto:

"I, too, wondered whether I could not sell something and succeed in life. For some time I have been good for nothing. I am forty years old . . . Finally the idea of inventing something insincere crossed my mind and I set to work straightaway. At the end of three months I showed what I had produced to Edouard Toussaint, the owner of the Galerie Saint Laurent. 'But it is art,' he said 'and I will willingly exhibit all of it.' 'Agreed,' I replied. If I sell something he takes 30%. It seems these are the usual conditions, some galleries take 75%. What is it? In fact, objects."

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US