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The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks

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Located in the basement of a theater, 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 curb ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Ten Speed Press
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Mary
Jan 03, 2009 Mary rated it liked it
I had heard of this organisation before; the museum does actually exist in the Boston area! They also have a website, which features many of the 'artworks' in the book. The art is truly bad, but the descriptions by the 'interpretators' make it highly amusing. Readers are invited to join the MOBA, and even to try 'interpretating' some of the works. You can also submit works for the museum.(I have a watercolor in my attic of some portion of a educational institution done by a nun they might be int ...more
Morgan
Jan 04, 2009 Morgan rated it really liked it
Recommended to Morgan by: FLP
I picked this book of the shelf in my neighborhood library thinking, "How bad can this art be?" Oh man! Some of the dog paintings in here are just too . . . bad! Admittedly there was at least one piece in here that was, well, good, and next time I go to Boston I simply must stop by the Museum of Bat Art. Simply.
Jessica
Jan 08, 2013 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor, art, nonfiction
The Museum of Bad Art actually exists in Boston in the basement of a theater. It is only open when the theater is open. I so want to visit.

They acquire their pieces at flea markets, on curbs, from artists and, my favorite, from artists' mothers. If your own mom thinks that your art is bad, then there really is a problem.

This book is delightful!
Courtney
Jul 31, 2009 Courtney rated it really liked it
A quick browse through this book made me laugh out loud and get a little teary. I would say that a couple of the paintings were "innappropriate" but they were so badly painted, it was kinda hard to tell! I LOVED the commentary, too funny!
Brian
Jul 19, 2009 Brian is currently reading it
The painting that I found at Goodwill and sent to the museum is on page 39 although I have yet to recieve credit (something I have remedied over e-mail but unfortunately long after the book was printed).
Sander Van
May 06, 2015 Sander Van rated it really liked it
Not really a "read", but an hilarious book full of odd artworks that is fun to occasionally pull out and have a good laugh.
Dana Robinson
Mar 25, 2016 Dana Robinson rated it liked it
Not nearly as good as the 1996 compilation.
Phoenix
Aug 02, 2008 Phoenix is currently reading it
high-larious!
Melissa
Jul 28, 2008 Melissa rated it liked it
Recommended to Melissa by: Entertainment Weekly
Not as bad or as funny as I'd hoped, but amusing enough.
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