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This Is Not Art: Sleeping In A Bear

This Is Not Art: Sleeping In A Bear

junkyardarts April 17, 2014 0

“The piece is meant to test [the artists] physical limits while allowing the artist to get in touch with his animal instincts.” Call me when you do it for real, you pussy. Also, I

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Sotheby’s To Sell A Cup For $38 Million Dollars UPDATED

Sotheby’s To Sell A Cup For $38 Million Dollars UPDATED

junkyardarts April 8, 2014 0

Sotheby’s Hong Kong is going to auction a single porcelain cup that has a chicken painted on it (Chicken Cup), for an estimated $38.7mm on April 8th.  Chicken Cup is only one of 19

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South Korean Former Dictator Forced To Sell Art Collection To Pay Fines

South Korean Former Dictator Forced To Sell Art Collection To Pay Fines

junkyardarts March 26, 2014 0

If only we can deal with all our wealthy criminals this way: former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-Hwan has been forced to sell off his massive art collection to pay off his multi-million dollar

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What Happens When A Museum Lets Local Artists Take Over?

What Happens When A Museum Lets Local Artists Take Over?

junkyardarts March 17, 2014 0

It started with giant muppets having a dance party through the building.  Then came the steampunk invasion and groundbreaking Japanese avant garde frocks.  Now the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is taking the next logical

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On Protest Art: Don’t Smash Stuff, It’s Rude

On Protest Art: Don’t Smash Stuff, It’s Rude

junkyardarts February 19, 2014 0

There’s a whole lot of talking going on with this whole ‘stranger decides to smash an Ai Weiwei clay pot installation at the Perez Art Museum Miami’. Some people think it’s hilarious.  Some people think

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Genesis of the American Guitar Now At The Met

Genesis of the American Guitar Now At The Met

junkyardarts January 24, 2014 0

Thirty-five guitars make up this fantastic exhibition of early American guitars at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, with the exhibit focusing around Christian Frederick Martin, founder of the great American guitar firm

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Last Minute Plans: Peabody Essex Parisian Party (Bonus: Birds on Guitars)

Last Minute Plans: Peabody Essex Parisian Party (Bonus: Birds on Guitars)

junkyardarts January 16, 2014 0

It’s the third Thursday of the month (Jan 16), and that means it’s the first PEM/PM party of 2014 and it is a feast for the senses. There’s the Impressionists on the Water exhibition,

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Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion at the PEM

Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion at the PEM

junkyardarts January 6, 2014 0

Fashion as art has had quite a boon in the past few years with major exhibitions drawing  crowds across the country.  I’ve written about this before, and since that post appeared  years ago, I’ve

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Take Me Away: The Allure of the Art Heist

Take Me Away: The Allure of the Art Heist

junkyardarts November 25, 2013 0

There are some movies that capture our attention, and there are movies that capture the whole of our insides and take them for a ride. The heist is just that kind of story, and

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Tutankhamun Spontaneously Combusted In His Tomb, Apparently

Tutankhamun Spontaneously Combusted In His Tomb, Apparently

junkyardarts November 20, 2013 0

According to experts who performed a ‘virtual autopsy’ on Tutankhamun via CT scan, evidence suggests that the Boy King combusted…inside his tomb. While scientists had acknowledged that there were odd injuries present on one

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