Dada



Though Picabia borrows from the popular machine aesthetic, nothing about his apparatus is functional.

Francis Picabia, Ideal


Marcel Duchamp, Fountain
The avant-garde reached new heights by looking to “low” culture; after all, the whole thing started with a urinal!

Introduction to Dada






Marcel Duchamp, Fountain
This is one of the most important objects of twentieth-century Euro-American visual culture. But… is it art?

Marcel Duchamp, Fountain