- n. Plural form of ready-made.
“She was highly regarded by Gertrude Stein and knew many leading Modernist artists, including Picasso, Brâncuşi and Marcel Duchamp, whose "ready-mades" were a significant influence on her own later artworks.”
“Meanwhile, the window and vitrines pop with a combination of home- and ready-mades: tortes and dessert cups decked with berries and fruits, squares of chocolate bars and M&Ms. Most popular is the Espagnole, a hazelnut chocolate crème with a chocolate-chip cookie on top for good effect.”
“With the marshmallows and cereal both on sale & the already-purchased butter not counted, the pan we made was $.02 more than the box of ready-mades.”
“Like Duchamp's ready-mades, the ultimate importance of a work by Warhol is not who physically made each object, but the ideas it generates.”
“Native African Negroes are interested mainly in consuming ready-mades.”
“At the time of World War I, Duchamp tried to bury art with one quick landslide of "ready-mades," including a urinal presented as sculpture.”
“But it's much more beautiful than any ready-mades that Duchamp ever "created".”
“They were the least able to afford dressmakers and the most likely to continue to sew once ready-mades were prevalent.”
“A survey of department stores from 1911 to 1925 showed that until 1920, fabric sales kept pace with ready-made clothing, but after 1920, the ready-mades overtook fabric. 7 One businessman surveyed in the Middletown study recalled that in 1890, a fabric sale would clear ten bolts on the first day, whereas a similar sale in 1924 drew many fewer customers. 8”
“Mr. Kiesewetter thwarts nostalgia — the pitfall and sometime curse of those trading in secondhand ready-mades — by treating those materials casually, though not without affection.”
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