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Anti-anti-art is a stance proposed by the Stuckists[1] in their manifestos[2] outlining their art. In it, they take a particularly strong position in opposition to what is known as "anti-art".[3]

Stuckists claim that conceptual art is justified by the work of Marcel Duchamp, but that Duchamp's work is "anti-art by intent and effect". The Stuckists feel that "Duchamp's work was a protest against the stale, unthinking artistic establishment of his day", while "the great (but wholly unintentional) irony of postmodernism is that it is a direct equivalent of the conformist, unoriginal establishment that Duchamp attacked in the first place".[4]

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  1. ^ Ferguson, Euan. "In bed with Tracey, Sarah ... and Ron", The Observer, 20 April 2003. Retrieved on 2 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Stuck on the Turner Prize", artnet, 27 October 2000. Retrieved on 2 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Anti-Anti-Art". 2000-11-04. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Stuckism : Art Against Art Against Art". Retrieved 2013-10-21. 

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