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Fountain, shown above, is a 1917 work by Marcel Duchamp. He is far and above my favorite of the Dadaists. In 1917, he submitted this 'readymade' (a.k.a. 'found art' - a concept he invented) urinal to an exhibition in France, where it was promoted that ALL submissions would be exhibited. Because he was on the board of curators holding the exhibit, he submitted it under the pseudonym 'R. Mutt'. It was rejected! He soon after resigned from the group. Many art historians say it is the most influential work of modern art EVER!

Another of Duchamp's works, described in Wikipedia (and dovetailing nicely with the innuendo that we encourage here in the Vent-Hole):

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In 1919, Duchamp made a parody of the Mona Lisa by adorning a cheap reproduction of the painting with a mustache and goatee. To this he added the rude inscription L.H.O.O.Q., a pun which, when read out loud in French, sounds like "Elle a chaud au cul". This can be translated as "She has a hot ass", implying that the woman in the painting is in a state of sexual excitement and availability.

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a blast from the past, here (1987!):

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Wed Jul 01, 2009 at 09:12 PM PDT.

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