Marcel Broodthaers, 289 Coquilles d’Oeufs, 1966. The egg and mussel shell become a recurrent symbol in Broodthaers’ work as a means of questioning the social function of the artwork. With characteristic wit and insight Broodthaers announced ‘Everything is eggs. The world is eggs’.
Marcel Broodthaers. White Cabinet and White Table. 1965. Painted cabinet, table, and eggshells. Broodthaers often used found or discarded materials, favoring eggshells, which are "without content other than the air." Using antique-looking furniture and organic materials, Broodthaers critiqued museum display and avoided modern products. In 1968, he created his own museum—called Museum of Modern Art—in his apartment, complete with labels and a catalogue.