Marcel Broodthaers: Un coup de Dés jamais n’abolira le Hasard (1969) [French]

8 June 2013, dusan

Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard [A Throw of the Dice will Never Abolish Chance] is an artist’s book by Marcel Broodthaers published November 1969 in Antwerp. The work is a close copy of the first edition of the Symbolist poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s poem of the same name, published in 1897, but with all the words removed, replaced by black stripes that correspond directly to the typographic layout used by Mallarmé to articulate the text.

Often included in exhibitions tracing the history of the artist’s book, the work is seen as a seminal example of the European post-avant-garde. (from Wikipedia)


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