Finally one gallery has gathered the horrific wonderfulness of thrift store art finds in one location:
THE MUSEUM OF BAD ART
The world's only museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and celebration of bad art in all its forms. This Boston gallery is conveniently located just outside the men’s room in a 1927 movie theater.
This painting below is supposedly the piece that started the whole gallery. I love to read the origin of each painting, especially this one:
Lucy In the Field With Flowers
Oil on canvas by Unknown
24" x 30"
Acquired from trash in Boston
I don't know about you, but I'd buy this painting in a heartbeat and place it right over my fireplace. Unfortunately they don't seem to sell the pieces. Only prints. It's kind of cool how some really bad art has actually become somewhat unatainable, priceless. Well, I guess it has happened before with Jackson Pollock:
"Lavender Mist" by Jackson Pollock, 1950
Lavender Mist? Try "For fuck-sake, I wish I could paint!"