The Museum of Bad Art collects and exhibits original art in which "something has gone wrong."
The collection ranges from the work of talented artists that have gone awry to works of exuberant execution by artists barely in control of the brush.
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Yellow walleye (Sander vitreus) and blue walleye (Sander vitreus glaucus) are freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and the northern United States. The black ones in this painting seem to be of a different order entirely.
The viewer is left to ponder the cause, as well as the artist's decision to memorialize this fish's demise.
No longer able to tolerate the incessant barking, Charlie the Chipmunk uses a Band-aid to tape Sheba the Sheepdog's mouth shut before posing with her on the picnic table.
This is a delightful example of labor-intensive pointlessism.
The artist employs a no-holds-barred approach to graphically depict the archetypal news non-event. Painting on the inside cover of a Konstnären Magazine ("Artists"), the artist allows the underlying red graphic to bleed through his paint, helping express the psychic pain driving the animal to resort to such violent behavior.
The viewer is struck by the gleam in this sweet little dog's eyes. She wears a bell on her choke collar, and her body is mysteriously absent.
This large work portrays the departure of the spirit of a noble fowl, whose head recalls the handle of a child’s umbrella. The light suggests that the artist captured this sad event during a lunar eclipse.
Possibly inspired by Debra Winger riding a mechanical bull in the 1980 film, Urban Cowboy, this image of what appears to be a blow-up doll mounted atop a giant lobster looks unfinished. It may be a study for a larger, hopefully more erotically realized, work.
The anonymous painter of this work has inexplicably chosen to depict a ferret as a “lady of the evening” in a Victorian room featuring flowered wallpaper and luxurious velvet curtains.
Unlike the sacrificial canaries in a coal mine, the seagulls in this metaphorical painting are free to leave when they sense conditions are deteriorating.
The Sphinx icons of ancient Egypt, with their human heads and lion bodies,they are compelling images of wisdom and power.
Here we see quite the opposite, as the not-so-noble feline with the skinny man's body rests his face in his hands in a classic pose indicating despair and confusion.
A few female foxes feature radiant red hair and bright baby-blue eyes. Most males of the species find them irresistibly attractive.
While the tradition of depicting horses is as old as the prehistoric Lascaux Cave paintings, the anonymous painter of this work made the unusual artistic decision to concentrate on the part of the horses that left the stable last.
Two or more artists contributed to this work in which we are reminded, when walking the desert at night, to remain focused.
A comment on issues of power as experienced by those who dwell with feine pets. Is the artst consumed by his love for this cat? Does he identify with the personality of the startling animal? Does the similarity between these sentiments stop short at the nose? Or is he simply trying to observe a tree-lined avenue through a cat's eyes.
Returning home from a hard day at work, Super-Chicken finds dinner on the table. He is not amused.
The young woman's head is slightly atilt under the weight of impossibly orange hair in this idyllic tableau. A tiny songbird has alighted from the dwarf tree bearing two green apples onto a one dimensional chair, contemplating the coiffure as a potential new home.
Red eared sliders Tiny (bottom) and Fluffy (top) perform their death defying two-terrapin pyramid.