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Fountain

1917: Philadelphia Museum of Art

One of Duchamp's several "ready-mades", the Fountain was likely the most outrageous. Designed to test the policy limits of an art exhibition, it lives on as an enduring test of the limits of art, which was a lifelong project for the master chess player, Duchamp.
 
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