"Objet trouvé" n.1
A found object from one of our new project series "objet trouvé" by known and unknown artists. This object collage consists of the combination of several components of technical origin. The focal point is a wooden head on which a wheel is mounted and connected to a mechanical counter. On the other side of the head is some type of measuring device with an angle function, on the head a bridge from model making; no signature.
An objet trouvé (French for 'found object') can be an everyday object that is 'made' into a work of art by the artist 'finding' it and treating it as a work of art or integrating it into one. This transformation of meaning can be done by combining it with other 'found' objects. In some cases, the object is alienated by combining it with other objects or disassembling it.
Dadaists such as Kurt Schwitters, created new contexts of meaning with his collages in a purposeless combination of trivial objects and materials, thus elevating the object to a work of art in a playful, anarchic way.
The Surrealists also made use of the objet trouvé, but with more of a fetish-like character. "Beautiful as the encounter of a sewing machine with an umbrella on a dissecting table".
(beau comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie!) by the French poet Lautréamont from the "Songs of Maldoror", not only became the "slogan" of surrealism but is also a literary anticipation of the objet trouvé in this surreal form. A famous example of a surrealist objet trouvé might be Meret Oppenheim's "Breakfast in Fur" (1936), a cup including a saucer and spoon, all covered with fur.
600 - 800,- Euro
Height: 36 cm
Length: 56 cm
Weight: 3 kg