To pick a toilet that an artist found, signed, and put on display over the works of Matisse, Picasso and so many others is just stupid, and insulting. I have to quote the whole story below, because it's just so unbelievably moronic:
A white gentlemen's urinal has been named the most influential modern art work of all time.
Marcel Duchamp's Fountain came top of a poll of 500 art experts in the run-up to this year's Turner Prize which takes place on Monday.
Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) was second, with Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych from 1962 coming third.
Duchamp shocked the art establishment when he took the urinal, signed it and put it on display in 1917.
"The choice of Duchamp's Fountain as the most influential work of modern art ahead of works by Picasso and Matisse comes as a bit of a shock," said art expert Simon Wilson.
"But it reflects the dynamic nature of art today and the idea that the creative process that goes into a work of art is the most important thing - the work itself can be made of anything and can take any form."
Picasso's Spanish Civil War painting, Guernica, came fourth, while Matisse's The Red Studio was fifth.
Duchamp has influenced many contemporary artists, including Tracey Emin - her unmade bed was inspired by the French artist.
Her fucking unmade bed? My unmade be was inspired by getting up too late to make it before work. Am I an artist too? I guess so, since "the work itself can be made of anything and can take any form." My view of the modern art world is easy to define, in the words of Chip Morningstar: a "constitutional inability to adopt a reasonable way to tell the good stuff from the bad stuff." Or in the words of H.L. Mencken, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people." Amen, brothers.