---Walter Benjamin recognized the importance of Dada when he wrote in 'The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction' that when authenticity ceases to be an important part of making art, "the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual it begins to be based on another practice, politics." ---Image:http://www.johnvalentino.com/Teaching/Art190/Projects/190Proj2/Dada.html

ABCD Self-portrait (deliberately random assemblage of newspaper clips and cutout letters) by Raoul Hausmann, 1923 Dadaism

László Moholy-Nagy this would be a fun series. dots with people or things on them. just for funzies.

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Object To Be Destroyed by Man Ray is another example of a regular object modified slightly to change it into an artwork. Here, a metronome has a cutout of an eye attached with a paper clip to it's swinging arm.

Collage dada

“Self-portrait of the Dadasopher”, collage-photomontage, 1920 Austrian artist and writer Raoul Hausmann

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