Hearts & Minds: Justin Gignac and Christine Santora

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Justin Gignac
One man's junk is another man's art—thanks to freelance art director Justin Gignac, who likes to pick discards off the sidewalks and from the trash bins of New York City and package them into attractive, gallery-worthy specimens (see far right).


Justin Gignac and Christine Santora

When Gignac's not out collecting trash, he and girlfriend/partner Christine Santora of Mother, New York are busy turning things they covet into things they actually own, thanks to these quirky paintings, which they sell for the goods' actual asking price. Recently, they've pointed their brushes toward a more selfless cause, depicting specific charity needs and then donating proceeds to various organizations.

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