Marcel Duchamp’s artwork is considered an anchor to many contemporary artist. Following the remodel that has occurred in the history of artwork, only few can attest to good performance. Having understood the lesson of futurism and cubism, American Dada movement was impelled by Marcel Duchamp and his associates, Manray and Picabia through his paintings. Marcel refused working with any specific artist movement even though he was an adept in his work. He had the notion that artwork started from ideas. This made him to be considered amongst the fathers of conceptual art. His artwork inspired such artist like Hiroshi Sugimoto who saw artwork as an important element of imaginative powers (Judovitz 18). Sugimoto pointed out that coming up with a similar photograph like that of Marcel is not easier. Additionally, Sugimoto believed that a copy of sculpture is always a replica of the original object, and this is the main premise of artwork.
Just like Marcel, Sugimoto believed that the concept of artistic work originated from ideas (Judovitz 11). According to Sugimoto, Marcel’s notion that photography saves individual memories and can also be used to preserve time remains realistic. However, Sugimoto viewed his work to belong to the third generation and communicating some of the ideas that had been presented by other artists. The photo below is an image of an artworks that was done by Sugimoto.
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Marcel’s artwork has influenced many artists even though he believed that artwork is limited to individual ideas (Okanda 76). Coming up with a well-designed photograph requires adequate time and greater dedication. Marcel’s urinal photograph is one of the essential artworks that have had greater impacts on both political and social relationships.
Housefield, James. Playing with Earth and Sky: Astronomy, Geography, and the Art of Marcel Duchamp. Dartmouth College Press, 2016.
Judovitz, Dalia. “Duchamp’s Ready-Mades: Beyond the Dialectics of Art and Anti-Art.” Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai-Philosophia 61.1 (2016): 5-20.
Okanda, Yuka. Critical analysis of Japanese contemporary art: In context of the domestic and global art markets from 1980s to 2010s. Diss. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2016.