Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Clowning Around At The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA)

Today's post is a tribute to a fantastic organization and website I recently discovered. The Museum of Bad Art (better known as MOBA) is "the world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms."

And they mean it . . .

From the MOBA online catalog for this fine offering:



Jerez the Clown

Acrylic on canvas by Higgins
Acquired from Todd Farm Flea Market by Scott Wilson

A perfect depiction of pure evil in the guise of childhood's friend. This blending of big top themes with a piercing study of the dark side of human nature, elevates the well worn clown genre to a new and exhilarating level.


I couldn't have said it better myself, so I won't!

To learn more about MOBA, you can:

1. Go to their homepage (http://www.museumofbadart.org for the cut and paste crowd);

2. Join MOBA and receive their newsletter (I have! It's free! I swear!);

3. Show off your own mad bad art critic skills! Enter the contest to become the next "Official MOBA Guest Interpretator".

4. Show your support for MOBA and add a fantastic book to your collection. Check out "The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks." The proceeds help this community-based organization stay up and running and rescuing bad art from dumpsters and thrift shops.

Thanks to MOBA for use of the Jerez The Clown image and all the great information!

PS: FTC compliance statement: I am am amateur blogger and received no consideration or renumeration from MOBA for this post. In other words, I am not a paid shill.

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