"FUNKY 41 GALLON CONCRETE CITY TRASHCAN" by Robness recently sold for 25 eth to Zardoz.club.
Trashart started in early 2020 when a diverse group of creatives from around the world came together spontaneously on the (than-)remote platform of Rarible to create digital art. We weren't trying to get rich, we just wanted to make art that was fun & punchy & didn't follow the old rules. Jay Delay was the first to recognize that trashart "democratized" access to art-making itself; everyone was, and still is, invited to create trashart. A tool we preferred for art-making was Photomosh, because it's free and works well. We like glitchart, we like remixes. We don't care for waitlists, copyright laws or galleries. As Max Osiris wisely observed: "we didn't become artists to follow rules."
There is a strain of righteous indignation within trashart. There are two reasons for this:
(1) Early on, more established cryptoartists (e.g. J1mmy) tweeted that trashcan-art was unworthy ("wannabe" "trash").
(2) We watched with horror as SuperRare censored Robness' "64 Gallon Toter" from their platform.
We felt both of these - disrespecting an artist's expressions & censuring an artist's creation - were wrong. In response, we made our own trashcan art furiously, we broke rules, and we had a shitload of fun.
- Collin Dyer (collin.eth, formerly rekt.eth)