Doesn't mean it's art . . . There is a special circle of hell reserved for clown paintings. I cannot think of a single wall in a single place I have ever lived (or ever seen) that made me stop and think, "Ya know, if I just had a painting of a melted green-hair grinning clown, this place would just POP!"
Last week I got a shout out from the totally hilarious "Ugly House Photos" blog. He had a great post from house listings with clown paintings as part of the decor. Just makes you want to make an offer, doesn't it?