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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Luther Blissett is a multiple-use name, a pseudonym or nom de plume that anyone is welcome to use for activist and artistic endeavour. Other multiple identities in use include Monty Cantsin and Karen Eliot. These multiple names were developed and popularized in artistic subcultures of the 1970s to 1990 like Mail Art, Neoism and Situationism.

The avant-garde multiple-use names include the pseudonym Rrose Sélavy jointly used by Dada artist Marcel Duchamp and the surrealist poet Robert Desnos.

References in other realms of culture go back much further, eg Buddha (which is both a proper noun and a condition that may be achieved by anyone), Poor Konrad (the collective name adopted by all Swabian peasants during their rebellion against taxes in 1514) .

Examples of multiple user names include:

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