Urinal Fountain

Marcel Duchamp is one of my favorite artists, and chances are, you’ve seen one of his most famous works:



The image above is of Duchamp’s Fountain, which is basically just a urinal that Duchamp changed the orientation of and signed his name on. Yesterday we talked about Dunne and Raby’s Euthanasia Device , a manufactured piece of work that was not intended to be art. Unlike the Euthanasia Device, Duchamp’s piece of work is a manufactured work that he very slightly modified and presented as art. Both pieces of work attempt to produce some form of critical thinking, and although Dunne and Raby refuse to admit that Critical Design is a form of art, I think that both can be seen as pieces of art. I found two websites that I think are interesting, in case you want to read more about Duchamp’s Fountain





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