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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

2 - Katie

So i had Marcel Duchamp and his work "Fountain" which is part of what he called "readymades", aka found art, because its made of an already existing object, in this case a urinal. The pieces called "readymades" are unique because they allow the viewer to interpret everyday objects in new ways. Duchamp took a normal, useful item and made it into a piece of art that is meant to be seen more than used. The piece is ironic because the form is as a fountain which makes it seem like it should be really important and prestigious, but he used a toilet which most people associate with being grimy and disgusting. "Fountain" is the most famous piece of the "readymade" series. The artist signed the piece "R. Mutt" which has been interpreted many different ways.