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Definition of Junk sculpture

Junk sculpture Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Mostly known in the 1950's. Really started by Kurt Schwitters, the German Dada artist, who made assemblages from things found in the streets after World War I. As an art form it seemed to gain speed during the period after World War II with the manufacture of so much throwaway merchandise by the United States. These products were glued and welded together to make artwork which made varying statements on our culture. Artists include Cesar, Lee Bontecou, Robert Raushenberg, and Jean Tinguely.