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The PEM Does It Again with Exclusive Calder Exhibition

The PEM Does It Again with Exclusive Calder Exhibition

junkyardarts September 10, 2014 0

Madonna.  Beyonce.  Prince.  Calder. This revolutionary artist is in the one-name-club in and out of the art world.  Show anyone a classic Calder mobile and they will know who made it by name.  His

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RIP Lord Richard Attenborough

RIP Lord Richard Attenborough

junkyardarts August 25, 2014 0

The summer of 2014 is winding down and just when we thought the deluge of bad news may come to an end, we hear that Lord Richard Attenborough has died at age 90.  Variety

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Saruman For Sale: Bonhams Auctions Sir Christopher Lee’s Wizardly Wears

Saruman For Sale: Bonhams Auctions Sir Christopher Lee’s Wizardly Wears

junkyardarts August 4, 2014 0

Now’s your chance, world! Sir Christopher Lee is releasing his iron grip on a variety of props from his tenure as Saruman in the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, and you can snatch

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Over There! WWI Posters On View at Boston MFA

Over There! WWI Posters On View at Boston MFA

junkyardarts July 9, 2014 0

From the Boston MFA: Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI, this exhibition features fifty wartime posters from the United States and Europe…Many of the works were used to

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Get Your Mind Blown at The Barnes: An Essay

Get Your Mind Blown at The Barnes: An Essay

junkyardarts June 30, 2014 0

I was finally able to visit The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia this past weekend and I learned a few things.  First, the collection is totally ridiculous.  Improbable. What I mean is: no matter how

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Antique Shop Painting Turns Out To Be Early Dali

Antique Shop Painting Turns Out To Be Early Dali

junkyardarts June 2, 2014 0

Mark this under “Why It Pays To Know Your Art”: Tomeu L’Amo, a painter and an art historian, found a lovely work of surrealist art in a store in Northern Spain in the late 1980′s.

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Boobs In Art: Lounging Lung Warmers

Boobs In Art: Lounging Lung Warmers

junkyardarts May 2, 2014 0

Welcome back to Boobs In Art! Our super classy Junkyard Original Series, where we source famous works of art that feature fantastic racks. Objectification was never so cultured. Can you identify these Boobs in

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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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