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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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Giant Groundhog-esque Critters Adorably Chilled With Dinosaurs

Giant Groundhog-esque Critters Adorably Chilled With Dinosaurs

junkyardarts November 21, 2014 0

So here’s some great news: apparently a “bizarre” super heavyweight groundhog-like creature lived with with the dinosaurs in Madagascar, and went to each other’s cookouts and pool parties millions of years before large mammals

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Digital Detox: Talk Face to Face at the PEM

Digital Detox: Talk Face to Face at the PEM

junkyardarts November 17, 2014 0

I’m bad at this too, so this may seem a little hypocritical, but how about we take a night away from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and just enjoy some good ol’ direct human interaction? If

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WWII Soldiers Tag Ancient Site In Jerusalem

WWII Soldiers Tag Ancient Site In Jerusalem

junkyardarts October 8, 2014 0

A huge 1,700 year old cistern in Jerusalem was apparently the site of some good ol’ tagging courtesy of a couple of Australian soldiers during their tour in the Second World War.  The graffiti

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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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