Thrown out any bad art lately?

In contrast to my previous post, Thrown out any good art lately?, this story came to me through a members post on Australian Art Forum about the Museum of Bad Art. I just happened to read the backstory behind the museums cornerstone artwork and the similarities with my previous post demonstrate that even bad art placed in the trash may be more valuable than you thought.

I'm not going to retell the story of Lucy In the Field With Flowers (pictured) because you can read the details by Susan Lawlor, a family member of the painting's former owner for yourself. Suffice to say that this particular painting was recovered from the kerbside trash on a Boston street by the Museum of Bad Arts founder, Scott Wilson, who was promptly inspired to create the aforementioned museum.

The Museum of Bad Art now exists in both online and bricks and mortar form - with the bricks and mortar coming first. Interestingly enough the actual museum is, perhaps appropriately, located just outside the men’s room in a 1927, Boston, New England movie theatre known as The Dedham Community Theatre.

What interests me about all this is who are these people that put art in their kerbside waste collection? It's probably a question that can't really be answered but thanks to them you just never know if your next discarded artwork find will be worth a mint or a inspire a cultural business venture.

It's almost worth going for a walk on bin collection day.

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