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Thursday, 11 March, 2004

Came across a great website today called MOBA: Museum Of Bad Art. (Via Farm Accident Digest). The collection started in 1993 when the director and curator found a painting called "Lucy In the Field With Flowers" in a Boston trashcan. Since then, the collection has expanded to include such gems as "Two Trees in Love", "Jerez the Clown", and my personal favorite, "Peter the Kitty":

Peter the Kitty, from MOBA

The collection notes read:

Oil on board by Mrs. Jackson
Acquired from Salvation Army Thrift Store, Hyde Park by Scott Wilson

Stirring in its portayal of feline angst. Is Peter hungry or contemplating his place in a hungry world? The artist has evoked both hopelessness and glee with his irrational use of negative space.

For several years, Peter the Kitty was retired from public exhibition due to its obvious age and fraility. (At left, notice paint peeled away in chest area.) Our very dear friends at the Main Street Museum in Hartford Village, Vermont, have stablilized this painting and we are now confident that there will be no further deterioration


Quote du jour:

"A first-rate soup is more creative than a second rate painting."

-- Abraham Maslow

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