Modern art cartoon
Contemporary art cartoon
Tracey Emin: My Bed (Unmade), compared to Marcell Duchamp: Fountain (Readymade or Ready Umade)
Key moments in the history of modern art.
Marcell Duchamp was associated with the Dada and Surrealist art movements in modern art.
Tracey Emin was associated with the art group known as the Young British Artists (or YBAs), who were patronised by Charles Saatchi
The cartoon plays on the dadaist principle of taking mundane everyday objects and labelling them as “art”.
The joke is that Duchamp called his works “ready mades”, while Tracey Emin’s bed is definitely “unmade”