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The Bad Museum

Post #1288 • February 3, 2009, 2:41 PM • 3 Comments

Sam Schulman gets bailout fever:

Here's how it works. Created by our new administration, the Bad Museum will buy what can only be called Bad Art - artworks that either have not sold at a gallery or an art fair or have not met their pre-auction estimate. The Bad Museum may be set up in Washington, but I think it would be more appropriate if it were to be located in one of the soon-to-be-abandoned sites that symbolize the false ideals of the Bush administration: the Yucca, Nevada, nuclear fuel storage area; the National Petroleum Strategic Reserve; or the climate-controlled buildings of the Guantánamo Detention Center.

Update: Not to be confused with the Museum of Bad Art.

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wwc

February 3, 2009, 5:15 PM

We have these all over already - they're called Museums of Contemporary Art.

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Chris Rywalt

February 3, 2009, 6:18 PM

I sense satire here. Hard to say exactly of what, though, since the mirror goes both ways. Is the stupidity of Wall Street like the stupidity of Chelsea or vice versa?

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Franklin

February 3, 2009, 6:33 PM

It's really an interesting piece of work in that respect.

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