Monday, March 17, 2008

Artist Sells New York’s Garbage

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A whole city’s trash is one artist’s treasure.

New York-based artist Justin Gignac is the creator of NYC Garbage cubes, clear plexiglass boxes filled with garbage he collects from the streets.

Gignac says NYC’s garbage is superior to other cities’ trash, and is amazed at how each neighborhood has its own distinct rubbish.

He explains, “Greenwich Village has nightclub flyers, broken bottles, and cigarette butts, while Times Square has playbills and McDonald’s wrappers. And my limited edition cubes from the Republican National Convention or opening day at Yankee Stadium show what the people that are there are like.”

Cignac charges customers between $50 and $100 for his trash art, even if it’s coveted celebrity garbage.

He says, “I once found a piece of Heidi Klum’s mail, but I didn’t charge any more for it.”

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