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Neteru
02-12-04, 16:20
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A white gentlemen's urinal has been named the most influential modern art work of all time.

Marcel Duchamp's Fountain came top of a poll of 500 art experts in the run-up to this year's Turner Prize which takes place on Monday.

Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) was second, with Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych from 1962 coming third.

Duchamp shocked the art establishment when he took the urinal, signed it and put it on display in 1917.

"The choice of Duchamp's Fountain as the most influential work of modern art ahead of works by Picasso and Matisse comes as a bit of a shock," said art expert Simon Wilson.

Ahead of time

"But it reflects the dynamic nature of art today and the idea that the creative process that goes into a work of art is the most important thing - the work itself can be made of anything and can take any form."

Full story bbc.co.uk (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/4059997.stm)

Nicky
02-12-04, 16:26
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Originally posted by Neteru:
"But it reflects the dynamic nature of art today and the idea that the creative process that goes into a work of art is the most important thing - the work itself can be made of anything and can take any form."
Well, in theory, this sounds good. The thing is, how it's put to practice :rolleyes:

Meep
04-12-04, 09:15
lol i love that guy.. all a ploy to see how stupid and gullible some people can be ... lol if you call my popsicle stick art and how it refelcts the downfall of society I'll get first rize in any gallery lol

Pretty much was Eminem is doing in the music industry... releasing odd songs with no meaning ... just his random thoughts that noone really cares about until a celebrity brings them out to the public and people hoover this stuff down by the bucket load...

nice big ****take of the consumers http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif