Found Objects


Used to group works that include, or are predominantly constituted of, found objects. Found objects are (usually minimally-altered) man-made or natural objects. The most famous use of found objects in a work of art has been by Marcel Duchamp, in his readymades, many of which were just manufactured objects with minimal alterations made to them, such as his Fountain (1917), a urinal that was simply turned over, signed (with a pseudonym, "R. Mutt") and dated (1917).