found object

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Recent Examples on the Web The most conspicuously contemporary of the trio, Clark uses building materials and found objects to devise installations such as this show’s industrial-style refuge. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: A pictorial stew examines the seamy side along the corridors of power," 6 Mar. 2020 Hammons’s uncanny ability to put found objects together in ways that evoked meaning and emotion was reminiscent of Robert Rauschenberg’s early work. Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker, "David Hammons Follows His Own Rules," 2 Dec. 2019 This gallery in a vending kiosk at Weller Court in Little Tokyo is being transformed into an ever-evolving installation composed of keepsakes, found objects and other ephemera by Wawrinofksy. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: Gabriela Ruiz uses technology to reimagine herself in strange ways at VPAM," 20 Sep. 2019 Scout assesses recently found objects from the Minor Planet Center for hazards and potential trajectories. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "2nd interstellar visitor to our solar system confirmed," 24 Sep. 2019 Her other work uses found objects to imagine miniature life scenes. al, "Plan the ultimate holiday getaway to this historic Virginia town," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of found object

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Found object.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/found%20object. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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