Museum of Bad Art

April 19, 2009 at 9:30 pm (art, odds, places) (, , )

This is an interesting place, by the sounds of things – the Museum of Bad Art. I quote – “The Museum of Bad Art is the world’s only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms.” So there. Why did this all start? Wikipedia explains:

“MOBA was founded in 1994, after antique dealer Scott Wilson showed a painting he had recovered from the trash to some friends, who suggested starting a collection”

The thing that made me smile though, is this account of two thefts at the gallery.

In one case, a reward of $6.50 was offered for the return of the first. 10 years later, a ransom note was received, but left unpaid. Then the thief just returned the painting anyway! In the second case, a painting was removed and replaced with a demand for $10. Eventually, the painting was just returned, but this time with a donation for $10!




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