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found objects

Term Type

Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Preferred Term

found objects


Objects, natural or human-made, unaltered or only slightly altered, presented by an artist as works of art in themselves or used as parts of works of art.


found object

found art

objects, found

objets trouvées

objets trouvés

Broader Term

found object sculpture

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