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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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PuppetMaster: They Rise & They Play The Banjo

PuppetMaster: They Rise & They Play The Banjo

junkyardarts April 14, 2014 0

There are a lot of things to like about this video: the feel, the music, the imagery.  I love the use of natural materials to create the puppets, and mixed with the stop-motion we

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So…What’s The Difference Between Art & Craft?

So…What’s The Difference Between Art & Craft?

junkyardarts April 10, 2014 0

What makes art fine? What makes craft…not? It could be a matter of opinion, could be a matter of timing, could be a matter of location.  Here’s a great little video from TEDEd that

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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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Art For All: Mathletes

Art For All: Mathletes

junkyardarts April 1, 2014 0

Welcome to a new series I like to call Art for All. You all know that The Junkyard’s mission is to bring art to everyone because we believe that it’s  for everyone.  Thing is,

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Antiques Roadshow: Spring Cleaning’s Motivational Speaker

Antiques Roadshow: Spring Cleaning’s Motivational Speaker

junkyardarts March 28, 2014 0

Antiques Roadshow is a time-suck for just about everyone, not just art aficionados, because it taps into our desire to be worth something, ultimately. By virtue of being associated with the items, we in

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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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Children’s Massacre Site Monument is Facing Criticism in Norway

Children’s Massacre Site Monument is Facing Criticism in Norway

junkyardarts March 24, 2014 0

Memorial sites are bitter-sweet. Using art, usually the beautiful or elegant kind, to commemorate a spot in which people were murdered or otherwise experienced some other unsavory deeds, is not a job for the

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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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Cookie Monster Does Les Mis: One Day S’More

Cookie Monster Does Les Mis: One Day S’More

junkyardarts March 7, 2014 0

Jean Bon-Bon is a very sad French guy in pursuit of cookies in the streets of Paris… Sesame Street

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