This is a piece of Conceptual Art. This is a Ready-Made Object. A ready-made object is an object that has been designed and manufactured by someone else, and the Artist specified it as a piece of Art. The most famous Conceptual Art & Ready Made object is the ‘The Fountain’ by Marcel Duchamp, which is an urinal turned on its side and signed by the Artist, and juxtapose by displaying the work in the Art Gallery, where it would not normally be seen. This has also been inspired by Equivalent VIII by Carl Andre, in which everyday ready-made bricks taken out of their normal situation of a building and juxtaposed in an art gallery.
This is a Standard size ‘Lego’ Brick, and is entitled ‘Missing Piece of Least Resistance (after Marcel Duchamp)’. The Artist taken a standard ready-made object, designed and manufactured by others, and specified it as piece of Art, by signing it on the front and dating it on the back. This is proposed to be slotted into a completed work of Art of Lego Bricks that someone else has made eg, Lego Standard Kits (made by others by following a set instructions) to complete the puzzle by filling in the last missing piece of the puzzle. The piece of least resistance is inspired by the Lego Movie, 2014 after the Piece of Resistance by the Master Builder.
This has also been inspired by the completion bricks with them stamped dated (as seen on Victorian Buildings in the UK), when the building was built. The Artist is just completing other peoples work, and claiming it for himself!
Actual Size of Sculpture: 3.2cm x 1.0cm x 1.6 cm deep
Limited Edition 1/25