MOBA Books


The Museum of Bad Art - Masterworks

by Michael Frank, Louise Reilly Sacco, 128 pages, size 6 x 8 inches, hardcover

Possibly the most highly anticipated bad art sequel of the century. MOBA - Masterworks is now available.

Located in the basement of a theater, the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA) is a unique institution dedicated to the celebration of artistic effort, however misguided. The Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks presents a pulsating collection of more than seventy never-before-published pieces of artwork from MOBA’s permanent collection. Comprised largely of canvases found discarded on curbside trash piles or obtained for a pittance at thrift stores, this innovative compilation occupies a niche previously ignored in the international community of art collection, preservation, and interpretation. If the subjectivity of art appreciation were ever in doubt, this astonishing assortment of artistic commentaries will fan the flames of controversy. It is clear that many of these artists suffered for their art; now it’s your turn.

The Museum of Bad Art, Art Too Bad To Be Ignored

by Tom Stankowicz and Marie Jackson, 103 pages, paperbound

This definitive work by Marie Jackson, MOBA's Director Of Aesthetic Interpretation, and Tom Stankowicz, MOBA's Director of Imaging and Reproduction, features a stunning selection of 40 works from MOBA's Permanent Collection as well as a history of the institution and its many programs. 

Each of the 40 included works is beautifully reproduced in full color, full page plates. The accompanying interpretive text, vital statistics, historical articles and occasional photos of details of the work are presented on the facing pages. 

In addition to presenting a cross section of the most important pieces in MOBA's collection in all of their sublimity, the book serves as an indispensable reference work - containing submission guidelines, frequently asked questions, and highlights from MOBA’s storied history in a format designed to soothe your eyes and your aesthetic sensibilities. 

Every coffee table needs at least one of these fine, attractively packaged and reasonably priced volumes.