Curating Craigslist’s High Art

January 17, 2013 | Andy Cush

Craigslist’s “Free” section is home to curiosities of all sorts, from the curious to the mundane. At the time of this writing, there’s rollerblade pads, operetta 78s, and a hilarious, cryptic post both advertising free porn DVDs and soliciting “slim, clean” male models on the NYC site.

Animator and free-stuff-enthusiast Kristen Lepore seized on this with her Craigslist High Art Tumblr, on which she posts the most artful and bizarre images from the site, devoid of any context, commentary, or links. Removed from Craigslist, the images become oddly poignant and abstract. Check out some highlights above.