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"Objet trouvé" by known and unknown artists

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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 two components about which we can only speculate. The blue part could have been used in a workshop and had a technical function, with a hand mounted on its right side for window advertising. It was probably used to advertise manicures in the environment of a beauty salon; nosignature.

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, who created new contexts of meaning with his collages in a purposeless combination of trivial objects and materials, thus elevated 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 saucer and spoon, all covered with fur.


400 - 600,- Euro

 Height: 32 cm
Weight: 1,4 kg