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Making Modern At The Boston MFA

Making Modern At The Boston MFA

junkyardarts July 21, 2016 0

Lovers of Modern masters have a new exhibition to flock to, and it’s at the Boston MFA.  This summer the museum hosts an impressive and inspiring array of Modernist works from the MFA’s collection, new

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Bernie Sanders Has A Posse

Bernie Sanders Has A Posse

junkyardarts February 21, 2016 0

Shepard Fairey, he of OBEY and Obama’s HOPE campaign fame, has officially endorsed Bernie Sanders for President. I’m supporting Bernie Sanders for President because I think that he’s the candidate most likely to work for

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UNESCO Uses Art & Technology To Send Message Of Peace

UNESCO Uses Art & Technology To Send Message Of Peace

junkyardarts November 18, 2015 0

To celebrate the institutions 70th anniversary, UNESCO had planned on a beautiful display at the headquarters. A visual splendor featuring a large-scale projection project illuminating various facades at the site called Mosaic of Change, and

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Inspiration Nation: Tyler Thrasher’s Crystalline Creations

Inspiration Nation: Tyler Thrasher’s Crystalline Creations

junkyardarts October 6, 2015 0

I’ve been ogling the work of Tyler Thrasher since I first laid eyes it.  A bewitching union of crystalline crusts bursting from bones, bugs, and whatever else Thrasher can fit in his jars of

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Strandbeests Make Their Way Through Boston

Strandbeests Make Their Way Through Boston

junkyardarts August 22, 2015 0

You’ve been hearing a lot about these Strandbeests (“beach animals”) and are probably thinking “oh, yeah, I should look into what the hubbub is about”. Well, fellow Bostonians, the beests will be in our backyard,

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Auction House Sells Painting by Hitler, Hilarious Press Release Ensues

Auction House Sells Painting by Hitler, Hilarious Press Release Ensues

junkyardarts June 22, 2015 0

It’s pretty hilarious reading the press release I received regarding the recent auction of Adolph Hitler’s watercolors. Mostly due to the vague ways in which they try to justify this auction and subsequent purchasing

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Illustration Art Auction: From Pin-Ups to Wizards and Beyond

Illustration Art Auction: From Pin-Ups to Wizards and Beyond

junkyardarts April 26, 2015 0

The Heritage Auctions Signature event in Beverly Hills opens May 14-15th and features a bizarre mix of playful pin-ups by the likes of Vargas and Elvgren, sci-fi illustrations by Henrique Alvim Correa and Carl Lundgren, all

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Court Battle In Austria Over Nazi-Looted Klimt Masterpiece

Court Battle In Austria Over Nazi-Looted Klimt Masterpiece

junkyardarts March 11, 2015 0

The Art Restitution Advisory Board in Vienna ruled unanimously not to return Beethoven Frieze by Gustav Kilmt to its heirs and instead it should remain in Austria.  A claim by the heirs of Erich

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Frenchman Takes on Facebook Over Blocked Account

Frenchman Takes on Facebook Over Blocked Account

junkyardarts March 9, 2015 0

A small victory in the ongoing battle between artists, their art, and social media’s inability to distinguish art from porn: A Paris court has ruled that “Facebook’s clause forcing all users to agree that

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NASA Releases Largest Photo Ever & It Will Destroy You

NASA Releases Largest Photo Ever & It Will Destroy You

junkyardarts January 20, 2015 0

Space is a place and concept that I understand in it’s basic form, but ultimately the scope and scale is so beyond my understanding that I tend to get panicky when looking at high

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