A work such as Marcel Duchamp's Fountain of 1917 is a prime example of anti-art. It is a Dadaist work of art. Much of Dadaism is associated with the quality of being anti-art. While the Dada movement per se was generally confined to Western Europe in the early 1900s, anti-art has a wider scope.
Since then various avant-garde art movements like punk and fluxus - and individuals, such as Henry Flynt - have developed elaborate positions on anti-art. The term is also used to describe other intentionally provocative art forms, such as nonsense verse.