junk art


Definition of junk art

: three-dimensional art made from discarded material (such as metal, mortar, glass, or wood)

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Other Words from junk art

junk artist noun

Examples of junk art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, everyone loses everything that matters, while the world fills up with junk bonds, junk mail, junk education, junk food and junk art. Scott Bradfield, Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2020 Sharing his process is a large part of the business model for Dishaw, who upcycles discarded items to create what's called junk art. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, 12 Dec. 2017 Moss, unfortunately, has become an emblem of junk art, having appeared in one of the most inept films ever made (Queen of Earth) and some of the most asinine television (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale). Armond White, National Review, 27 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of junk art

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of junk art was in 1961

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“Junk art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junk%20art. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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