So bad it’s good

The Disturbing Auctions site is old and doesn’t seem to be kept up to date, but hey, it’s new to me, and it might be new to you too. A lot of it is pretty ho-hum, but every now and then you come across something truly inspirational like the Big Hands Baby or the Gator Bride. Making something that is so weirdly ugly requires its own sort of genius. You don’t have to like it, but you do owe it a certain grudging respect. I am reminded of the Museum of Bad Art, where they are more thoughtful and less sardonic in their approach to bad taste. The cornerstone of the MOBA holdings (and inspiration for the Museum) is the painting Lucy in the Field with Flowers, which really does sum things up very nicely.