Bad Painting

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Takes its name from the title of an exhibition held at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York in 1978. More an approach than a movement, it was characterized by figurative subject-matter which was often eccentric, narrative, and crudely painted. It was the deliberate opposite of the emotionally detached Conceptualism and Minimalism, then held in many circles to be the ‘good’ art of the day.

Subjects: Art.

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