Thursday, July 20, 2006

Virtuosity vs Expression 2: The Boston Museum of Bad Art

In this series of posts I try and present work which lacks or has discarded traditional notions of virtuosity.
Here is an institution dedicated to such work.

The Museum of Bad Art
Art too Bad to be Ignored. The pieces in the MOBA collection range from the work of talented artists that have gone awry to works of exuberant, although crude, execution by artists barely in control of the brush. What they all have in common is a special quality that sets them apart in one way or another from the merely incompetent.

From the museum's FAQ: ) Q: "Is this some kind of joke?" A: This institution works long and hard at building the finest bad art establishment in the world. We take our mission very seriously. Frankly, we are shocked and indignant at your derisive innuendo.

From the collection:

Virtuosity vs Expression

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