somethingfun »

Katy Perry On View At National Portrait Gallery. Seriously.

Katy Perry On View At National Portrait Gallery. Seriously.

junkyardarts May 29, 2014 Comments Off on Katy Perry On View At National Portrait Gallery. Seriously.

Cupcake Katy, an oil-on-linen work by New York based artist Will Cotton, will go up in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington this summer.  As part of a rotating display of acquisitions, Cupcake Katy

Read More »
Norman Rockwell’s Red Sox Painting Sells for $22.6m

Norman Rockwell’s Red Sox Painting Sells for $22.6m

junkyardarts May 26, 2014 Comments Off on Norman Rockwell’s Red Sox Painting Sells for $22.6m

A Norman Rockwell painting depicting Red Sox players in a locker room sold for $22.6 million at a Christie’s auction on Thursday. The final bid was actually on the low-end of estimates  that ranged

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

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

junkyardarts April 10, 2014 Comments Off on So…What’s The Difference Between Art & Craft?

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

Read More »
Antiques Roadshow: Spring Cleaning’s Motivational Speaker

Antiques Roadshow: Spring Cleaning’s Motivational Speaker

junkyardarts March 28, 2014 Comments Off on Antiques Roadshow: Spring Cleaning’s Motivational Speaker

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

Read More »
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,

Read More »
This Kickstarter Campaign Is Your 80’s Childhood Dream Come True

This Kickstarter Campaign Is Your 80’s Childhood Dream Come True

junkyardarts January 13, 2014 Comments Off on This Kickstarter Campaign Is Your 80’s Childhood Dream Come True

Supporting a Kickstarter campaign can be a uniquely rewarding experience for everyone involved. Helping creative people get their feet off the ground and bring their products to the world stage is about as good

Read More »
In Depth w/ the Artist: Jessica Slagle

In Depth w/ the Artist: Jessica Slagle

junkyardarts December 3, 2013 Comments Off on In Depth w/ the Artist: Jessica Slagle

It’s finally Springtime and in honor of breathing new life into your lungs, were bringing you the work of Jessica Slagle of Slagletron to breathe some life into your eyes. We have featured Slagle’s

Read More »
Bille Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones Team Up For Unlikely Album

Bille Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones Team Up For Unlikely Album

junkyardarts November 20, 2013 Comments Off on Bille Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones Team Up For Unlikely Album

In Weird, Wild, Wonderful news, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and crooner Norah Jones have teamed up to record a tribute album of the Everly Brothers 1958 release, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The

Read More »
The Vikings Are Coming in 2014

The Vikings Are Coming in 2014

junkyardarts November 1, 2013 Comments Off on The Vikings Are Coming in 2014

I know it’s early, but I’m already thinking about 2014 for a few distinct reasons, both concerning Vikings.  First, The British Museum will open an exhibition dedicated to the core period of the Viking

Read More »
Lego Stop-Motion ‘Thriller’ is Mesmerizing

Lego Stop-Motion ‘Thriller’ is Mesmerizing

junkyardarts October 28, 2013 Comments Off on Lego Stop-Motion ‘Thriller’ is Mesmerizing

I am always in awe of the people that spend so much time on something that some would argue is utterly meaningless, and yet it gives us all such great joy!  Artists, man.  I

Read More »