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    Re: Oddball Art

    Not really art. Just a collection of junk people threw out. Looks like a bad second hand shop.

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    Re: Oddball Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Not really art. Just a collection of junk people threw out. Looks like a bad second hand shop.
    One man's trash is another's treasure. Ever visit a museum, an archeological dig? How many aphroditic statuettes missing noses, limbs, and so on have been rescued from ancient trash dumps and now demand outrageous prices at galleries? Broken clay tobacco pipes from a basement dig in downtown Manhattan from the Dutch era, the basement built over a garbage dump, sell for upwards of $1k. "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."

    During the 1890's a Sultan visiting Paris for the first time with members of his harem, allowed the ladies to be photographed without their veils. They all had mustaches. Thick mustaches. They were not men in drag. Copies of the photo from the original daguerreotype are sold at the Louvre store for about 200€.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    One man's trash is another's treasure. Ever visit a museum, an archeological dig? How many aphroditic statuettes missing noses, limbs, and so on have been rescued from ancient trash dumps and now demand outrageous prices at galleries? Broken clay tobacco pipes from a basement dig in downtown Manhattan from the Dutch era, the basement built over a garbage dump, sell for upwards of $1k. "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."

    During the 1890's a Sultan visiting Paris for the first time with members of his harem, allowed the ladies to be photographed without their veils. They all had mustaches. Thick mustaches. They were not men in drag. Copies of the photo from the original daguerreotype are sold at the Louvre store for about 200€.

    Old garbage dumps are gold mines, but still, doesn't make it art. I have dug many old glass bottles from old trash mounds.

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    Re: Oddball Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Old garbage dumps are gold mines, but still, doesn't make it art. I have dug many old glass bottles from old trash mounds.
    "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."

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    Re: Oddball Art

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."
    An old dial telephone is junk, novelty, antique. It is not art.

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    Re: Oddball Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    An old dial telephone is junk, novelty, antique. It is not art.
    To you. And Andy Warhol's Can of Campbell Soup?

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    Re: Oddball Art

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    To you. And Andy Warhol's Can of Campbell Soup?
    A painting not a literal can of soup found in the trash sitting on the shelf of a sanitation department warehouse.

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    Re: Oddball Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    A painting not a literal can of soup found in the trash sitting on the shelf of a sanitation department warehouse.
    Many think it is trash.

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    Re: Oddball Art

    I toss out more artwork than most people see in their lifetime. I just don't have room for it and it makes me sad.

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