6 examples of pricey, trash-based art
Mon, Oct 03, 2011 at 9:03 AM
You probably don't think, "this'll sell for thousands of dollars!" as you toss packaging or a bottle into the recycling bin. But many artists look at those materials in a different light — and have capitalized on the low (read: no) cost of this particular type of "art supply." Turning those scraps into beautiful and profitable works, different types of artists from sculptors to portraitists are using trash to create their masterpieces.