Saturday, October 15, 2011

What is a Readymade?

So what is a readymade?

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Blackwell said...

Conceptual Approach to Readymades - “My Staff Understands Me”
Marcel Duchamp

In Advance of the Broken Arm. Marcel Duchamp, 1916
Jerrold Seigel . “Five— Private Worlds Made Public: The Readymades” 1995;;doc.view=print
Preferred Citation: Seigel, Jerrold. The Private Worlds of Marcel Duchamp: Desire, Liberation, and the Self in Modern Culture. Berkeley:  University of California Press,  1995.

William Shakespeare. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” Scene V.
Speed. Why then, how stands the matter with them?
Launce. Marry, thus: when it stands well with him, it stands well with her.
Speed. What an ass art thou! I understand thee not.
Launce. What a block art thou, that thou canst not! My staff understands me.
Speed. What thou sayest?
Launce. Ay, and what I do too: look thee, I’ll but lean, and my staff understands me.
Speed. It stands under thee, indeed.
Launce. Why, stand-under and under-stand is all one.

Joseph Beuys

Joseph Beuys. Langhaus (Vitrine). vitrine with block of wood, walking stick, felt and oil paint