The Iconic Urinal, “Fountain,” Wasn’t Created by Marcel Duchamp But by the Pioneering Dada Artist Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

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Marcel Duchamp is not the artist responsible for “The Fountain”, the seminal (sic) piece of art which began the Readymade art movement. Instead, the piece is by a woman artist using the male pseudonym “R.Mutt.” This woman, von Freytag-Loringhoven, died before the work gained attention, at which point Duchamp happily took credit for this extremely significant work. How many other women artist’s legacies have been stolen by men?

Think about it: why would Duchamp, a white man, ever need a pseudonym? Answer: he would not.