ReadymadeI CAN PICTURE ARTIST-PROVOCATEUR MARCEL DUCHAMP—had he time traveled forward—spray-painting his name, or a clever variant, on a qualifying “Cash for Clunkers” car and declaring it ART (much like he did in 1914 with a commonplace cast-iron bottle-drying rack; “I purchased this as a sculpture already made,” he later explained in a letter to his sister). But art signifying what? Art making what kind of statement in our troubled times of meltdowns both financial and environmental? Remember, the mischievous Duchamp also turned a urinal into readymade art (Fountain), signing it “R. Mutt.” Read More »