Marcel Duchamp was a French painter, sculptor, chess player and writer whose work is associated with Cubism, Dada and conceptual art.
"Readymades" as he called them, disrupted centuries of thinking about the artist's role as a skilled creator of original handmade objects. Instead, Duchamp argued, "An ordinary object could be elevated to the dignity of a work of art by the mere choice of an artist."
"By acquiring Autoportrait you've got yourself a piece of art." - Alexandre Valentino