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.