A Voyage on the North Sea
  • artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • glue bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 14.7 x 17.7 cm.
  • 38 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered

A Voyage on the North Sea

Marcel Broodthaers

A Voyage on the North Sea


Artist's book by Marcel Broodthaers. First of three variations on the title. "Before cutting the pages the reader had better beware of the knife he will be wielding for the purpose. Sooner than make such a gesture I would prefer him to hold back that weapon, dagger, piece of office equipment which, swift as lightning, might turn into an indefinite sky. It is up to the attentive reader to find out what devilish motive inspired this book's publication. To that end he may make use, if need be, of select reading from today's prolific output. These pages must not be cut." -- from books inside covers. Texts in English.


"Marcel Broodthaers : Catalogue des Livres / Catalogue of Books / Katalog der Bücher, 1957 - 1975" by Maria Gilissen. Köln / New York / Paris, Germany / NY / France : Galerie Michael Werner / Marian Goodman Gallery / Galerie Gillespie, Laage Salomon, 1982, pp. 44 - 45.
No. B15 in "Marcel Broodthaers : Catalogue of the Editions, Prints and Books / Katalog der Deitionen Graphik und Bücher / Catalogue des Éditions L'Œuvre graphique et les Livres" by Norbert Nobis. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany : Cantz Verlag, 1996, pp. 70, 71.
"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 22.
London, United Kingdom: Petersburg Press,
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