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(MOBA)   There's actually a Museum Of Bad Art and as luck would have it, their collection is browsable online   ( museumofbadart.org) divider line
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2010-03-21 12:53:00 PM  
i meant to get to that place while I was up in Mass, never did, sad to say.
 
2010-03-21 12:58:18 PM  
This one is no worse than a David Hockney.

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The rest are awful.

And before anyone asks, yes there is a huge distinction between these paintings and "good" art.

But they are just as much art as anything else. And that's cool.
 
2010-03-21 01:04:08 PM  
Is this The Whitney or MoMA's website?

I keed...maybe
 
2010-03-21 02:17:09 PM  
There's a lot of crap in there, but there are a few pieces that don't seem to fit.
 
2010-03-21 02:56:32 PM  

IrateShadow: There's a lot of crap in there, but there are a few pieces that don't seem to fit.


I know what you mean. I actually like this one (^). I'm just trying to figure out if that pig is shedding or if he's on fire.
 
2010-03-21 03:47:58 PM  
PacManDreaming: I know what you mean. I actually like this one (^). I'm just trying to figure out if that pig is shedding or if he's on fire.

It's a bison.
 
2010-03-21 03:51:53 PM  

The Icelander: It's a bison.


And, next, you're gonna tell me that dog on the hill above him is a horse.
 
2010-03-21 04:17:27 PM  
Being as it was just the 20th anniversary of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft, I found this amusing, courtesy of Wikipedia:

In 1996, the painting Eileen, by R. Angelo Le, vanished from MOBA. Eileen was acquired from the trash by Wilson, and features a rip in the canvas where someone slashed it with a knife even before the museum acquired it, "adding an additional element of drama to an already powerful work", according to MOBA. The museum offered a reward of $6.50 for the return of Eileen, and although MOBA donors later increased that reward to $36.73, the work remained unrecovered for many years. The Boston Police listed the crime as "larceny, other", and Sacco was reported saying she was unable to establish a link between the disappearance of Eileen and a notorious heist at Boston's famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum that occurred in 1990.
 
2010-03-21 04:23:25 PM  
I've been to MOAB
 
2010-03-21 04:24:59 PM  
Looks like about any of a Modern Musesum's collections
 
2010-03-21 04:25:58 PM  
..around the corner from my house!
 
2010-03-21 04:27:09 PM  
PacManDreaming 2010-03-21 02:56:32 PM
IrateShadow: There's a lot of crap in there, but there are a few pieces that don't seem to fit.

I know what you mean. I actually like this one (^). I'm just trying to figure out if that pig is shedding or if he's on fire.


Well, if you read the description underneath, it's the fur beng blown off of a cow. I feel, it looks like a bison tho.
 
2010-03-21 04:27:47 PM  
A Museum of Bad Art in Dedham? I'll have to check that out, it's only about 10 minutes from my house.
 
2010-03-21 04:29:43 PM  
A great place to visit! The place is in the basement of an old theater right next to the bathrooms!
 
2010-03-21 04:29:43 PM  

hillary: Lucy In The Field With Flowers

I love it.

I want it.

I must have it.

Farkers, a heist is in the offing.


I was disappointed when I read that the red blotch behind her was a chair and not a cape.
 
2010-03-21 04:29:45 PM  
Sunday on the pot with George...


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2010-03-21 04:29:56 PM  
You know who else had a museum of bad art?

ferdyonfilms.comView Full Size
(new window)
 
2010-03-21 04:30:09 PM  
Most of those are still better than any Pollock paintings.

Of course, the ones that are worse, are REALLY bad.
 
2010-03-21 04:30:44 PM  
Pauline needs a razor.
 
2010-03-21 04:31:39 PM  
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2010-03-21 04:32:38 PM  

PacManDreaming: And, next, you're gonna tell me that dog on the hill above him is a horse.


Nope. Velociraptor.
 
2010-03-21 04:34:07 PM  
We just discovered this place. It's fantastic, if you happen to be in the Boston area.
 
2010-03-21 04:34:57 PM  

T.M.S.: And before anyone asks, yes there is a huge distinction between these paintings and "good" art.


Yeah, good art costs more!
 
2010-03-21 04:35:16 PM  
Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England (aka Paul Neil Milne Johnstone of Redbridge, Essex, England) approves.
 
2010-03-21 04:35:36 PM  
I've been a member of MOBA for a decade. God help me.
 
2010-03-21 04:36:31 PM  
I quite liked this (new window) one. I couldn't draw as well as that when I was six, and it's got a nice surreal element to it.
 
2010-03-21 04:37:02 PM  
Finally something to fill in that empty spot in my den begging for "Latoya Jackson with a horse".


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2010-03-21 04:37:09 PM  
Conspicuously absent:
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2010-03-21 04:37:14 PM  
"Shy glance" is a good idea for a painting.

"Suicide" looks nothing like any suicide I've been a part of.

"Inspiration" = Caveman Jebus

"The Haircut" is actually a cool sculpture.
 
2010-03-21 04:37:47 PM  
Ahem, this (new window) one.

I need sleep.
 
2010-03-21 04:38:03 PM  
As a middle school art teacher for 28 years, I enjoy seeing that adults can produce crappy art, too!
 
2010-03-21 04:38:52 PM  

Seacop: Finally something to fill in that empty spot in my den begging for "Latoya Jackson with a horse".


Latoya has blond hair? Since when?
 
2010-03-21 04:39:29 PM  
I expected a Thomas Kincaid gallery. My parents have one over their couch. Anything they consider art has to be crap.
 
2010-03-21 04:40:07 PM  
http://www.museumofbadart.org/collection/portraiture-10.html

this is the best one.
 
2010-03-21 04:41:45 PM  
Maddox (new window) did this really well back in the day and embraced the concept of being offensive with great technique I think.

/that farker got me thinking there were actually funny writers on the internet
//we should send PocketNinja to do a review
 
2010-03-21 04:42:06 PM  

Jungblood: Seacop: Finally something to fill in that empty spot in my den begging for "Latoya Jackson with a horse".

Latoya has blond hair? Since when?


no no no, that's Joan Rivers on the left.
 
2010-03-21 04:43:10 PM  

jaytkay: You know who else had a museum of bad art? (new window)


Nice, except I was going to link something like this:

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/Imagine telling an artist "You have less talent than Hitler!"
 
2010-03-21 04:43:59 PM  
Hahaha (new window)

(NSFW)
 
2010-03-21 04:44:16 PM  
God help us all...

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2010-03-21 04:47:39 PM  
 
2010-03-21 04:49:02 PM  

wuma: A Museum of Bad Art in Dedham? I'll have to check that out, it's only about 10 minutes from my house.


There's an annex in Somerville, as well.
 
2010-03-21 04:49:25 PM  

SwiftFox: Christina Removed For Observation


THAT IS FARKING AWESOME!!!

/Winesburg, Ohio
 
2010-03-21 04:49:40 PM  

mr.fisher: "Suicide" looks nothing like any suicide I've been a part of.


Ummmmmmmmmmmmm..................... what was that again?
 
2010-03-21 04:51:21 PM  
Hey, that's one of Hitler's better paintings. I've seen worse.
 
2010-03-21 04:52:02 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: ("More" painting)


Oh, the best part of THAT one is the text:
A friend of Mr. Winslow spotted the painting and informed the artist that he was featured at the MOBA gallery. Mr. Winslow called the MOBA office last month to tell us that he had far worse at his studio. Mr. Wilson, our Esteemed Curator, visited Winslow's studio and concurred with his judgement.
 
2010-03-21 04:53:47 PM  
Anyone who lives in Boston, I recommend checking out the annex in the basement of the Somerville Theatre in David Square on a weekday. You can see a matinee movie and get check out the bad art for just five dollars.
 
2010-03-21 04:54:00 PM  

mr.fisher: Well, if you read the description underneath, it's the fur beng blown off of a cow. I feel, it looks like a bison tho.


*Sigh*

Humor isn't your thing, is it?

AmazingRuss: Nope. Velociraptor.


hillary: Somebody submit that one for a PhotoShop contest. That's hilarious.

I had a heart attack a week ago, I am still recovering, and I had to flip that one off of my screen faster than midget porn on a pre-school classroom computer due to the pain that my laughter was causing.

I'd go back and look at it again, but it the painting with these two comments is so funny that it might kill me.


Heh. At least a few people caught on.
 
2010-03-21 04:55:43 PM  
jonohull 2010-03-21 04:43:59 PM
Hahaha (new window)

(NSFW)



The viewer is struck immediately by the youthful female subject's oversized arm.

Yeahhhh. hahaha indeed!
 
nrs
2010-03-21 04:57:17 PM  
It's shameful, but it actually IS better than the High Museum in Atlanta.

Except for the Rodin in front, of course.
 
2010-03-21 04:57:48 PM  
PacManDreaming 2010-03-21 04:54:00 PM
mr.fisher: Well, if you read the description underneath, it's the fur beng blown off of a cow. I feel, it looks like a bison tho.

*Sigh*

Humor isn't your thing, is it?


I thought he was serious! So, I answered seriously.
 
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