IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)


IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)

I frequent thrift stores looking for frames and canvases that I can re-use. I find something sad and intriguing about the handmade art that finds its' way into the donation piles.  As an offshoot of the amazing Museum of Bad Art  (MOBA) http://www.museumofbadart.org/

I am hoping we can assemble a unique collection of the ugliest reject art out there. This can be one you find, something you have made, bad industrial art for the masses, or mail art flunks.  There is beauty in imperfection.

Location: anywhere
Members: 69
Latest Activity: Feb 7

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Found in NYC

Started by Jim SantAmour. Last reply by Linda Pelati Nov 26, 2013. 14 Replies

Not so much the hair as it is those clowns that is disturbing.

First Annual Bad Art Super Competitive Competition

Started by DKULT. Last reply by Susan McAllister Dec 13, 2012. 9 Replies

An esteemed panel of judge and art critic, have decided that a bad art competition would be in order.  Please send me, via snail or email, your intentionally created bad art, mail or otherwise. (My…Continue

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Comment by DKULT on February 7, 2015 at 3:58am

i should have said I'm expanding to facebook.   Finn is not off the hook for contest judge of the months!!

Comment by DKULT on February 6, 2015 at 3:46pm

I hate to say it, but in an effort to revive this group, I am moving it to facebook. To avoid the name debacle with the Museum of Bad Art, I am calling it the MooZoom of Bad Art. Please consider joining if you believe art comes in many forms and that sincere expression is the core of art and not the method of creation. We don't try to flame or judge, just appreciate art that, like a B-rated movie, is so bad it's good.

Comment by DKULT on January 11, 2015 at 12:26am

love it! beauty and blood=a recipe for disaster.  came across this 'excess plastic' sculpture. someone was trying to sell it on craig's list.  I'm not lying

Comment by Jim SantAmour on January 10, 2015 at 11:17pm

This great opus of literature was in a pretentious antique store in St. Pete - they wanted waaaaay too much for it...and as much as I love it, I was not willing to part with $15...(sorry about the lack of focus...) 

Comment by DKULT on January 10, 2015 at 4:56pm

love it--can't tell which one of them is suspicious!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on January 10, 2015 at 10:55am

Annette Kesterson in San Francisco sent me some discarded book cover art that strikes me as relating to Bad Romance, literally.

Comment by Carina on December 30, 2014 at 1:26pm

Glad to see my misadventure arrived, FinnBadger. The bonus mishap makes it even better, although annoying. Diane's outhouses are natural and something of an old landmark... seeing it from here :)

Comment by DKULT on December 30, 2014 at 2:56am

Here are my picks for WORST house colors

Comment by DKULT on December 29, 2014 at 4:41pm

Finn and Carina--any way I look at this from it's original to unveiled state, it looks great to me--not bad at all. I see it's not Carina's usual refined/dreamy style, but it is still pleasing. For some reason I was laying in bad last night thinking of the WORST house colors. I think i'm gonna mix up some disgusting colors and make little houses. glad the entries are literally pouring in!!!!

Comment by FinnBadger on December 29, 2014 at 4:21pm

The first entry has arrived... all the way from Finland.

Wrapped in translucent paper and well-labeled... opening it felt like Christmas all over again

And then - mini-disaster - part of the protective covering was well-adhered to the art.

I tried as carefully as possible to remove it, but had to stop as I felt I would surely damage the beautiful misadventure.

So now it is worse/better. I wonder whether this (mis)add(venturous) extra step was intended or not by the artist?

Thank you, Carina.

And DKULT - bad photographs would be welcome - if there are enough there could be a digital category.


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