Richard

A multi-authored, online catalog of readymade objects, images, documents and ideas.

RM0033_Given 1)The Illuminating Gas 2)The Waterfall

The video is made by capturing a live webcam feed once every 10 seconds over the course of 24 hours then piping it to a video file that’s 18fps/8 minutes. … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

RE002_We Were All Rocks Once

RE002_We Were All Rocks Once August 6 – 24, 2014 Original ideas by: Joe Brittain, Aneta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, Blue Curry, Anthony Haden Guest, Henna Hyvärinen, Richard Jochum, Susan Kooi, Anne … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

RM032_In Your Face

In Your Face : Lotion Mask Sheet (or similar compact mask product in tablet form). Recommended treatment: Preparing a facial treatment on the go! Place tablet in mouth and let … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

RM031_Unbreakable

Unbreakable : It consists of a hump of clay, and a comb from a Dutch pharmacy called Kruitvat, stuck in the clay that is now dry. Its genesis is poetry, … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

RM030_L. Wittgenstein (back) talks with A. Speer (front) about Materiality, Solitude and Feticism.

L. Wittgenstein (back) talks with A. Speer (front) about Materiality, Solitude and Feticism. : The concrete splinter belongs the Schwerbelastungskorper, a cylinder in concrete of 14 meter hight, 12 meters … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

RM029_ADULT PLAY

ADULT PLAY Medium: Plastic shoe hanger Size: 4 x 3 1/2 x 1/16 inches For Sale (send an email to inquire please) : “People are unconsciously incline to find faces and genital forms in … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

*READS_How to Become a Non Artist

This is just adorable: slightly oldie but definitely goodie on e-flux mag: “In the winter of 2006, I started observing my son Einar’s experiments with form. Einar was creating small arrangements … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

*READS_The History of Non-Art Part 1 and 2

Toke Lykkeberg’s take on the history of Non-Art on DIS magazine takes Alphonse Allais and other pre-Duchamp readymakers in due account. Check it out: http://dismagazine.com/blog/54396/the-history-of-non-art-part-1/ http://dismagazine.com/blog/54398/the-history-of-non-art-part-2/

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

RM028_Tan Tatts

Tan Tatts stencils, fake tanner : Order stencils from Ebay by following this link: http://www.ebay.com/cln/squishytouch/Tan-Tatts/57953240012 Buy Vani-T Liquid Sun Velocity Rapid 1 Hour Self Tanning Mist by following this link: … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

On Vacation… (for a little while)

  Wow… it’s been a wild ride so far… Thanks to all of you for your continuing support and interest. RICHARD will soon launch into its “second phase” (tah daaah … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

RE001_First Communion of Anemic Young Girls in the Snow and other works

RICHARD’s first exhibition was presented from November 8 to  December 15 at Interstate Projects, in Brooklyn. A great review by D. Creahan was published on Art Observed This swell article … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

*READS_Jonas Lund’s Algorithm-Based Art

“Can data be used to predict cultural flashpoints before we can? And if so, should we harness that power? The project hinges on an algorithm designed by Lund. Using it, an … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

*READS_Brian Eno and Fountain…

Brian Eno describes a fantastic action he performed on Duchamp’s Fountain when it was at MOMA in 1995. [Quoted from a friend’s Facebook Wall, actual source unknown. Date and attribution … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM027_The Curator

The Curator serves as an invitation to expand the narrow confines of the art world. It is based on a realization: In order to call an object, image, artifact, sound, meal … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM026_American Handle

A door handle mounted on a wall at the real place of a functional handle. This door handle opens onto an imaginary space which doesn’t exist! American Handle Date : … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM025_The Deadline: __ / __ / ____ (insert tomorrow’s date)

As long as the RICHARD  project maintains its lifeline, this readymade, The Deadline: __ / __ / ____ (insert tomorrow’s date), shall retain its vital sign. This readymade is flagged … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM024_A Wedge

A wedge is a triangular shaped tool, a compact and portable inclined plane, and one of the six classical simple machines. It can be used to separate two objects or … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

*FINDS_Atipik’s R.Mutt stickers

http://atypyk.com/products/r-mutt/ “The clever folks at ATYPYK have taken Duchamp’s classic subversion of modern art “Fountain” to the next logical level by making his signature into a sticker to add to … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

*NEWS_BHQF’s “How to Make a Readymade”

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM023_Untitled [Hair combs]

Buy four brand new plastic hair combs of the same make and size, each of a different color and translucent preferably. Wedge the gap after the last tooth of one comb into … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM022_World Map

Not a “Reversed Map” (where south is up, north is down, east is left and west is right, and all text is oriented to be correctly read with the map … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM021_Discarded truism (left for all to see)

Discarded truism (left for all to see) A4 Found truism discarded by the public printer at the ****** Fine Arts Academy. Written: “Hustling is not playing.” Font resembles Helvetica or … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

*READS_Not a Readymade

Today’s RICHARD -related read: Anthony Huberman / Haim Steinbach talk about What  a Readymade is NOT Just like all of us, Haim Steinbach has been choosing and arranging objects for his … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM020_(Found) Party Invitations

This entry consists of a rather large selection of lovingly collected and laminated party invitation cards, in various states of conservation. Damaged, scratched and often almost unreadable, they can be temporarily … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

*READS_Svenja Bromberg: The Anti-Political Aesthetics of Objects…

Today’s RICHARD – related read: Svenja Bromberg: “The Anti-Political aesthetics of Objects and Worlds Beyond”: Now that immaterial and affective labour seem to be waning as subjects for art, a … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM019_RealFeel(r) of 32c

RealFeel(r) of 32c / Accessibility depends on temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation and elevation on the human body and personal RealFeel experience. / “AccuWeather created a unified value known as … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM018_Kneebend

Kneebend People, size and duration varies. In a group of roughly 8 or more people, stand in a circle with each person facing the same direction, sit on the lap … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM017_Object

Object, 2010 Fleshlight – Pink Lady original, sandwich bread Aprox. 28 x 12 x 11 cm Please note: First remove 2-3 slices, and then hollow out the bread to insert … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

*NEWS_Masterpieces of Everyday New York

Masterpieces of Everyday New York Sheila C. Johnson Design Center Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery June 27-September 4, 2013 There are more than 8 million ordinary objects in this city … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM016_Baby Ego Toilet

Sometime around 2003, I saw this object, minus packaging, in a 99cent store, and purchased it, thinking it an interesting shape and form, somewhere between Kaufman, Kapoor and Koons, and after realizing it … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM015_The San Andreas Fault

From Wikipedia: The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that runs a length of roughly 810 miles (1,300 km) through California in the United States. The fault’s motion is … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM014_SMELLS, CELLS, SWEAT, GERMS, TEARS, DOPE, COKE, SPERM, BLOOD, SPIT, SHIT.

A 5 euro bill or 1$ bill (or any other of the most accessible banknotes, as people of all classes will have equal chances to get a hold of it) with a … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM013_THIS LAND

This Land, taken as an act of reappropriation: This readymade idea/piece consists of any space demarcated by the other side of a sign reading “Private Property” or “No Trespassing” or … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM012_Inaccessible Island (Middle Village)

A Google Maps search for “Inaccessible Island” will deliver this and potentially other intriguing images. (this file was sent to RICHARD with an invitation to visit Middle Village, Queens.) /

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM011_Title Variable (Discarded tree-shaped car freshener)

Find a discarded tree-shaped car freshener on the ground outside. (You can usually find these where there are a lot of taxis.) Make a note of its location. Also, make a … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM010_Tibet Snow

A bottle of snow. Never opened. In original package. Tibet Snow. Imported snow. 4 X 6 in. This readymade can be bought in its original form (please inquire with Richard … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM009 _ Destiny Bread

Destiny Bread is bread in a transparent plastic package, printed on the package are words by the baker about life in times of crisis. The words say: “In ancient times, people have lived … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM008 _ 7 Step Wood Ladder for All Birds

The label reads: “7 Step Wood Ladder for All Birds.” …do all birds really need ladders? and what for? : 7 Step Wood Ladder for All Birds medium: wood size: … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM007 _ One Day Drawing

Draw a horizontal line with a pencil across a standard 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of A4 paper.  Make new, or contact existing acquaintances in Hawaii and Germany. Using … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM006 _ Superior Tool Co. Made In U.S.A. #3845 Pat. 422466

This is a special tool I bought to repair a leaky sink drain in my house. It has an opening near the center that allows it to be easily hung … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM005 _ Blue Pink Brown

This readymade can be created by finding the pink, blue and brown versions of a new Kleenex box design, that we shall call Zigzag V. They must all exist together … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM004 _ (…) Brain Wave

The title of the work is the first word the maker thinks of when they wake, plus the word “Brain Wave”. Media are: ink, melatonin, and sleep-cycle brain waves on paper, 8 1/2 … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM003 _ Support

Title: Support, (iterations should be numbrered in order of production; materials and dimensions variable.) The work can be reproduced if kept identical to the original. Instructions to produce Support: Visit any … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM002 _ Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Medium: Structural composites including bismaleimide (BMI) and composite epoxy material. The F-35 will be the first mass produced aircraft to include structural … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

RM001 _ Wovel

Wovel 2008, 2x5x3′ Plastic, rubber, steel Buy online I came across this object online at some point, I don’t remember exactly how, but I thought it was special for the obvious … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 1 Comment
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