This destitute poet and conceptual artist was the key figure of the arte povera. He was a talented speaker and a bibliophile. His work prints words on the canvas, thus reflecting his time. During pop culture, Marcel Broodthaers provided the art world with the conceptual recipe for mussels, eggs and charcoal. Broodthaers is a cultural icon that will continue to move people forever.
With poetic irony, Broodthaers critically points out the cultural habit of his time and questions the relation between art and life. He moves art lovers. Panels with eggs, mussels and white canvases with signatures illustrate his artistic argument, which will move art lovers forever. He preaches dialogue with regard to the validity of art and sustains the hunger for art.