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Found Art. No, Really, Found Art.


This video is done by the New York improve comedy group “Improve Everywhere” [here’s the link to their site: http://improveverywhere.com/ ] They’re funny.You should check out there other video’s on You Tube.

This video is a good example of Found Art. It’s funny too.

[Excerpt from Wikipedia, ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_art )]

The term found art—more commonly found object (French: objet trouvé) or readymade—describes art created from undisguised, but often modified, objects that are not normally considered art, often because they already have a non-art function. Marcel Duchamp was the originator of this in the early 20th century.

Below is the piece that started it all!

Marcel Duchamp, "Fountain", 1917

[Excerpt from Wikipedia, ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_object )]

A found object, in an artistic sense, indicates the use of an object which has not been designed for an artistic purpose, but which exists for another purpose already. Found objects may exist either as utilitarian, manufactured items, or things which occur in nature. In both cases the objects are discovered by the artist or musician to be capable of being employed in an artistic way, and are designated as “found” to distinguish them from purposely created items used in the art forms.

Here’s some more recent “Object Art”

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