Duchamp’s concept of ready-made object have not only caused the chancing of the definition of high art
in modernism, it has also changed the means of the artistic expression. The value that Duchamp introduced
to the ready object has been handled by his successors as the main form of the work and it has taken
its place as an important base of art. The bed, which is an object of use, has been considered within the
framework of the subjective meaning possibilities of the artists. The authenticity of this material has also
led to a new area for artists to perform. Thus, it has been expressed in contemporary art by representations
such as a space, a scale of resistance, memory and self-portrait. In this article, the aim is to testify that
how the bed, which is an ordinary object, has been transformed into a new material of art. However, it is to
bring the differences and similarities of the artists on the usage of the same ready-made material. Thus, the
interpretations of an object with the expressions of the artists using the same object have been revealed.
As a result of an observation of the artist’s individual experiences, it has been observed that the image of
the bed could be the instrument of a visual language in the context of the embodiment of the mind. As a
result, we can say that the realistic object belonging to the rhythm of life has been included in the material
of art and this inclusion has contributed to today’s art.
Keywords: ready made, metaphor, Bed, Duchamp