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Boobs In Art: Lounging Lung Warmers

Boobs In Art: Lounging Lung Warmers

junkyardarts May 2, 2014 Comments Off on Boobs In Art: Lounging Lung Warmers

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 Comments Off on This Is Not Art: Sleeping In A Bear

“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 Comments Off on Sotheby’s To Sell A Cup For $38 Million Dollars UPDATED

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 Comments Off on South Korean Former Dictator Forced To Sell Art Collection To Pay Fines

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 Comments Off on What Happens When A Museum Lets Local Artists Take Over?

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

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 Comments Off on Genesis of the American Guitar Now At The Met

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

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 Comments Off on Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion at the PEM

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 Comments Off on Take Me Away: The Allure of the Art Heist

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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