A ready framed – following Duchamp – a painter (manual creation) a ready-made does not require to be made by the artist. The ready framed is a similar construct with the difference that its background is photographic. And so the base of creation is not a physical/manual fabrication but an act of framing. In a ready framed an artist is utilising an already existing frame (e.g. made by another artist or existing as a result of historical contingency) as a creative act/gesture.