Concept pioneered by Marcel Duchamp, also employed by May Ray and Francis Picabia. Uses an everyday, mass-produced object, selected by an artist with a creative or thought-provoking purpose. A Readymade is different from Found Objects in that it is usually modified.
Motherwell, Robert "The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology", Harvard University Press, 1951
Rubin, William S., "Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage", Museum of Modern Art, NY, 1968.
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