Broodthaers Society of America
Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, et al
October 42: Broodthaers

The early adopters' bible, at least in the United States. Even his longtime advocate Benjamin Buchloh, in the opening sentence of his introduction, remarks that "Just over a decade after the death of the Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers in January, 1976, his work appears to be confronted with the alternatives of oblivion or academic exhumation." It took Buchloh ten years to accomplish this reinvigorating anthology and, in the interim, Michael Werner, Heiner Friedrich, Marian Goodman, and Mary Boone tried no fewer than five commercial gallery versions. We say: perfect timing. For whatever reason, the United States didn't seem ready for Marcel Broodthaers until this issue of October came out.
Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1987.
Illustrated, 212 pages.