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6 examples of pricey, trash-based art

By: Sarah F. Berkowitz on Oct. 3, 2011, 9:03 a.m.
michael jackson sculpture made of scrap metal

Photo: courtesy eBay

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Eric Jupp, King of Pop robot statue

This life-sized statue of Michael Jackson is made of scrap and recycled metal and is selling for $14,900 on eBay. The artist, Eric Jupp, works with a group of highly talented Thai artisans to create anything his customers request, from Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Terminator" on a Harley to a model of an oil refinery for a Saudi millionaire. Using spare automotive parts, Jupp and his team create mind-blowing monsters, aliens and look-alikes from their Ban Tawai workshop in Northern Thailand.