Such was the case with this piece, as the angora goat was purchased from an office supply store. By naming a urinal Fountain in and by placing a bicycle wheel or an ironing board inside an exhibition space, he toyed with the very nature of art. Found object sculptor or art was never the same again.
This was not long after his Nude Descending a Staircase was attracting the attention of critics at the International Exhibition of Modern Art. The maverick Fluxus artist Joseph Beuys used a host of commonplace objects sometimes modified in his installation art and other works, during the 60s and 70s, including: blocks of fat, a van with sledges trailing behind it, blackboards, various industrial metal objects, and many others.
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