The Museum of Bad Art -
by Michael Frank, Louise Reilly Sacco, 128 pages, size 6 x 8 inches, softcover
It's back! Out of print for
years, Museum Of Bad Art: Masterworks is available again.
The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA)
is a unique institution dedicated to the celebration of artistic effort,
however misguided. The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks presents a
pulsating collection of more than seventy never-before-published pieces of
artwork from MOBA's permanent collection. Comprised largely of canvases found
discarded on curbside trash piles or obtained for a pittance at thrift stores,
this innovative compilation occupies a niche previously ignored in the
international community of art collection, preservation, and interpretation. If
the subjectivity of art appreciation were ever in doubt, this astonishing
assortment of artistic commentaries will fan the flames of controversy. It is
clear that many of these artists suffered for their art; now it's your turn.
photographic catalog of 70 exquisitely bad pieces of master artwork from
the permanent collection of the Museum of Bad Art. Among the works are
the immortal No Visible Means of Support, Retch Like
an Egyptian; Bone-Juggling Dog in Hula Skirt; Alien Adam and
Eve; Lulli, Fowl and Gravestone; and the
ever-troubling Spewing Rubik's Cubes.
profiles of select MOBA artists as well as the insightful and
hither-untold stories behind the art.
About the Authors
Michael Frank is the
curator-in-chief of the Museum of Bad Art. A professional musician and
entertainer, he lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Louise Reilly Sacco is the permanent
acting interim executive director of the Museum of Bad Art. A founding member
of the MOBA team, she originally served as director of financial enablement. Louise
lives in Needham, Massachusetts.