Curators at the New Museum have created an exhibit with over 4,000 objects that examines the various ways we collect and own items.

Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things

Ydessa Hendeles, Partners (The Teddy Bear Project), Image courtesy of the New Museum. 100 years of Teddy Bears

‘The Keeper’ Reveals the Passion for Collecting - The New York Times

‘The Keeper’ Reveals the Passion for Collecting

‘The Keeper’ A detail from a collection of the artist Shinro Ohtake’s scrapbooks.New museum NY

Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things - The New York Times

Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things

Curators at the New Museum have created an exhibit with over objects that examines the various ways we collect and own items.

Brussels, BelgiumCatherine Bloemen, 86, sits among more than 20,000 stuffed and plastic toys, she is collecting for more than 65 years, in her house

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Brussels, Belgium Catherine Bloemen, sits at home among more than stuffed and plastic toys, she has been collecting for more than 65 years Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

‘A mocking rebuke to the fashion industry’... Christien Meindertsma’s work made of discarded wool.

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Dutch product designer Christien Meindertsma chose to explore the potential of recycling textiles, and created an installation made up of rainbow-hued piles of fibres taken from discarded woollen jumpers. Design Museum exhibition - Fear and Love

Floor Cake - Claes Oldenburg

jesuisperdu: “ claes oldenburg Floor Cake, 1962 [synthetic polymer paint and latex on canvas filled with foam rubber and cardboard boxes;

Dropped Cone (collaboration with van Bruggen) - Claes Oldenburg

Dropped Cone by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen located at Neumarkt Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Giant Soft Fan - Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg Giant Soft Fan Vinyl filled with foam rubber, wood, metal, and plastic tubing

Artspeak – Yuji Agematsu | Artspeak

mentaltimetraveller: “ Yuji Agematsu at Artspeak ”

Lee’s ‘creamart’

South Korean coffee artist recreates Munch's The Scream in cream – in pictures

From New American Quilts a series of guerrilla installations on supermarket shelves by artist Carson Davis Brown who then makes some of them into rugs and quilts.

Undercover art: Amish quilts go guerrilla in the supermarket – in pictures

LA-based artist Carson Davis Brown covertly rearranges groceries, photographs them and has them made into blankets by Walmart’s personalised gift department

An almond transformed into a princess's hair by Desirée De León

Small is beautiful – art from tiny objects - in pictures

An almond transformed into a princess's hair by Desirée De León

What You Collect: The Ordinary and the Odd - The New York Times

What You Collect: The Ordinary and the Odd

The New Museum’s summer show “The Keeper” explores the complex relationships we have with the things we collect. The Times asked readers to submit stories and photos of their own collections.

Joan Miró. Object. 1936 | MoMA

Joan Miró. Object. 1936 | MoMA

Kang-bin started brewing coffee at age 17, during his mandatory military service and enjoyed it so much that he bought a coffee machine and opened his first cafe for fellow soldiers in his camp near the border with North Korea

South Korean coffee artist recreates Munch's The Scream in cream – in pictures

South Korean barista Lee Kang-bin is taking coffee art to the next level, creating miniature imitations of famous paintings on foamy cups of java at his central Seoul cafe.

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