Duchamp's Shovel: Art as Concept


Marcel Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm, 1964, fourth version, after lost original of November 1915 (The Museum of Modern Art)

Sal Khan and Steven Zucker discuss art as concept

The only definition of "readymade" published under the name of Marcel Duchamp ("MD" to be precise) [is found] in Breton and Eluard's Dictionnaire abrégé du Surréalisme: "an ordinary object elevated to the dignity of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist."

                    --Hector Obalk

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