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TheWorldSoCheap Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I have to say that I find it disturbing to read the responses of unenlightened people who refer to themselves as artists. Duchamp was probably one of the most advanced artists in history. The idea that displacing an object from its natural environment (Such as a bicycle wheel or bottle dryer) and putting it into an alien one turns said object into art was absolute genius. The problem lays with the people who take Duchamos work at face value and call it elementary or even fake. I believe that Duchamp is directly challenging his viewer. He himself said that he is an artist and therefore what he makes . We can each judge his work -and all work for that matter - to be either good or bad but we cannot label it as fake or "not art". Now, all this being said, I really like the work you've done here. I enjoy the irony of the word chosen because everyone who has heard of Duchamp seems to have a strong opinion of him that almost always hinges toward one extreme or the other.
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Douche-Chomp. I heard a saying once
"For those who can't do: Duchamp."
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Thinking about it though... Duchamp doesnt bother me so much as the people who copy him. The fakers.
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capn-midnight Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
duChamp sounds a lot like me, a bullshit artist in the pursuit of pulling one over on everyone.
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skorch0matik Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
isn't he all of us? ha. but it also burden the question... what IS real art?
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capn-midnight Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
If you can't answer that, you're thinking too hard. Art shouldn't be something so special that we can't define it. It's not a god, it's not the grand unified theory of physics. It's just a means of communicating without using overt messages. It's the use of subtlety and suggestion to convey thoughts and feelings. Taken this way, we can very easily see that bullshitting the avante garde art community is a form of art itself, wherein we are making a statement as to the narcissism and disaffectedness of that community. A random smattering of mold on a log is not art until a person interprets it, solidifies it, and conveys it as a message. That's all there is to it.
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