Artist turns Silicon Valley trash into sculptures

10/6/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

An anonymous artist known as XVALA has been raiding the trash bins of Silicon Valley icons such as Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and turning their waste into sculptures. One example features a coat hanger, allegedly discarded by the Facebook chief, bent into an obscene shape and painted blue. "I wanted to 'expose' Zuckerberg like he exposes Facebook users," the artist behind the project said in a statement.

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