Another Object that Fancies Itself as Art, by Ben Vautier

On page 268 of Ben Vautier. Is everything art?

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Truth be told, since Duchamp I look at Annie’s iron with covetousness. Since Marcel Duchamp’s Bottle Dryer, any object can be considered art. So I take an object at random, I glue it onto a canvas and add the note “encore un objet qui se prend pour de l’art”. The idea is not to make fun of the avant-garde, but to show that intention suffices to decide that an object is art.

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