“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

I’ve just spent $20 (I love the internet) and bought this sticker, which is about to go on the side of our toilet.    Now I am either doing this because I am a pretentious twat, or because it will make me smile every time I see it….

Actually now I’ve written that, I realise those things aren’t mutually exclusive :-)

Anyway, below is an image of the original (??).  Fountain is a 1917 work produced by Marcel Duchamp (yes – nearly 100 years ago). The piece was a porcelain urinal which was signed “R.Mutt” and titled Fountain. It was voted the most influential artwork of the 20th century (Wikipedia). Wow – big call.  Did you know that.  I didn’t.  Why is it important? I don’t feel informed enough to contribute to this discussion, but for me it challenges us to think about what is art? Is this art?  I’ve given you a hint if you’re unsure.


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