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Old 01-08-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Jan 9th, 2017: MOBA

MOBA, the Museum Of Bad Art.
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The Museum of Bad Art, or MOBA, began its journey more than twenty years ago in 1994, when antique dealer Scott Wilson spotted a painting in the trash —the iconic Lucy in the Field with Flowers— and showed it to his friends, who then suggested he start a collection.

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Wilson acquired a few more equally terrible pieces and began to hold receptions at his friend’s home. For a year, these exhibitions were well attended prompting him to move his collection to a ramshackle basement of a community theater in Dedham, Massachusetts. When the building got sold, he found a permanent home in the Somerville movie theater, “conveniently located just outside the men’s room”, where the constant sound of flushing toilet and the smell carry to the collection and helps create a convivial atmosphere appropriate for a museum dedicated to preserving the best of the bad.

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The museum acquires its collection from thrift shops, flea markets, garage sales, and trash barrels. Often, artists themselves will make a donation. All submission to the museum must pass through a rigorous review process. No children artworks are allowed, or art traditionally perceived as lesser in quality, such as black velvet paintings, paint-by-numbers, kitsch, or factory-made tourist pieces.

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Later, two additional branch galleries were opened in Brookline and South Weymouth, near Boston.

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Old 01-09-2017, 04:33 AM   #2
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Thumbs up Museum Of Bad Art.......

"where the constant sound of flushing toilet and the smell carry to the collection and helps create a convivial atmosphere appropriate for a museum dedicated to preserving the best of the bad."

Fart Art.

That made me laugh, a lot.

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Old 01-09-2017, 07:15 AM   #3
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I feel like I could spend days staring at that baseball one and still not quite comprehend what the faceless satyr did with that guy's other leg.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:21 AM   #4
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There's a lot of bad art out there. That's what makes the good art so special.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:17 PM   #5
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Speaking of the baseball pic...

...is art better, or worse, after it's been written on with a pen?
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:25 PM   #6
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I feel like I could spend days staring at that baseball one and still not quite comprehend....
Satan is holding back the catcher, preventing him from quite reaching home plate. The artist is explaining how the Red Sox runner was able to score. Perhaps Satan had some money riding on the game?
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