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04.05.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Ever wonder where all those nifty props, set pieces, and period costumes go once a play stops running? The East Village’s Fourth Arts Block has come up with a “junk” repurposing solution where everyone wins: tomorrow they will be giving away old furniture, clothes, and other theatrical goodies to the public for free. I repeat, […]

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12.30.11 Marina Galperina

Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse is a 1/6th scale model of a hoarder’s home. It’s furnished with actual generic Barbie™ and Bratz™ toys and tiny, tiny props hand-crafted by artist Carrie M. Becker. Trash mountains, gaping pizza boxes, books, paper, crap, many unnecessary stockpiles… add in a few animals and some missing art, and you’ve got […]

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09.30.11 Marina Galperina

For decades, adorable little couple Herb and Dorothy Vogel compulsively collected mostly post-minimalist art, piling and stacking the loot in their small New York City one bedroom apartment. After years of hoarding, they gave away 2,500 works — fifty to a museum in each state. […]

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06.29.11 Marina Galperina

Since the National Arts Club’s “eccentric” hoarder prez was sent on permanent vacation, “spring cleaning” hasn’t been enough to clean up his mess. Now there’s a coveted zinc water nymph statue missing. […]

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01.27.11 Marina Galperina

This is what the exclusive luxury digs of the National Arts Club at 15 Gramercy Park South look like inside. So says unhappy source and Flickr leaker while a National Arts Club board member explains, “Our president has gone from eccentric to totally crazy.” Yet… […]

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