Ok enough: drink this and sober up

Ok.  You have failed the sobriety test which was to know not to sit on eggs no matter where they are.

 

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Chaise Lilas Avec Oeufs (Lilac Chair with Eggs), 1965, eggshells and wooden chair with paint. Marcel Broodthaers, 1924-1976, Belgian. Philadelphia Art Museum

 

 

So here’s a remedy from the Belgian, Marcel Broodthaers.

He concocted it for you and notated it in the hope of a loftier comportment on your behalf in the future. 

 

Because you have disgraced yourself, even it is Thanksgiving and you don’t get on with half your family………

 

 

 

 

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Pour un haut devenir du comportement artistique (For a lofty future of the artistic comportment), 1964, printed book cover, metal screws, eggshells, and plaster on panel.

Marcel Broodthaers, 1924-1976, Belgian. Private collection on loan to a 2016 exhibition at MOMA, NY

The museum noted that the book is by Michel Tapié, a French curator and critic of art.  It is bolted onto a plaster panel. The text condemned the new generation of artists: neo-Dada, POP art, Nouveau Realisme.  Tapié would have disapproved this use of his book.

 

 

 

A lot of raw eggs

 

 

 

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Armoire blanche et table blanche (White cabinet and white table), 1965, painted furniture with egg shells. Marcel Broodthaers, 1924-1976, Belgian.  MOMA, NY

 

 

 

shaken up with milk.  No, a little added brandy is not part of his solution. 

 

 

 

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L’Objet écrit (La bouteille de lait) (The Written Object, (the Bottle of Milk)), 1967, photographic canvas with four painted glass milk bottles on painted wooden shelf.

Marcel Broodthaers, 1924-1976, Belgian. Private collection on loan to a 2016 exhibition at MOMA, NY

 

 

 

Drink up.  You are going to have to get through a lot of raw eggs the amount you have drunk…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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