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Michael Frank

Nik Trades me Jar Man and Self Portrait for Glitter Face and Blow Up Scream

Mosquito and Spider on bARTer Sauce
Mosquito and Spider on bARTer Sauce
Mosquito and Spider on bARTer Sauce

Instead of sending Nik "interview" questions, I'm posting the rejection letter he received from Michael Frank, Curator-in-Chief of Museum of Bad Art.

Nicholas,

Marlow Trades me Evil Looking Doll Lamp for Vintage Cigarette Coupons

Marlow and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade
Marlow and Michael from MOBA
Michael from MOBA and an Elvis topiary

Marlow and JoDavid came to the studio to see Michael Frank's (the Curator-in-Chief of The Museum of Bad Art) presentation on the guildelines MOBA uses to select the paintings for their permanent collection.

Space Aliens in Crayon

Original Owner: 
curator-michael
Space Aliens in Crayon

Michael Frank, Curator-in-chief of the Museum of Bad Art visited Seattle a few weeks ago to do a book signing in my studio.

He was kind enough to bring this piece to trade to The Sauce (okay, I demanded a trade -- but still...nice of him).

He still has yet to send me a story, so I've cobbled together some bits from our email exchange re: our very different lodgings in Portland. I'm sure Michael will send a story someday, but in the meantime, enjoy this.

The Backstory:

Michael Frank from The Museum of Bad Art Trades me Space Aliens in Crayon for Old Man Murder

Michael Frank, MOBA Curator, and Rosalie doin' a bARTer Sauce trade

I hope Sean doesn't get mad at me for trading his painting to The Museum of Bad Art.

I'm assuming he won't since he wrote about how much he hates that painting. Plus, now he can say that his work is in a real museum.

You can read all about the MOBA visit on my blog.

Velvet Last Supper

Original Owner: 
curator-michael
Velvet Last Supper

A Velvet Last Supper painting.

My ultimate fantasy has come true.

MOBA gives me a Velvet Last Supper in exchange for the Eyes for Boobs painting

Painting of a woman with eyes for boobs

I finally got around to sending the Museum of Bad Art their painting (and some more hats for Mike) and I got something fantastic in trade.

A Velvet Last Supper painting. My ultimate fantasy has come true.

Seriously. I've always wanted a velvet painting.

Oh wait!

I forgot, I already had a velvet Elvis.

Nevermind.

Mike traded me a Holiday Moose Decoration (that I later decapitated) in exchange for the Frog Riding a Turtle statue

Statue of a frog riding a turtle

Mike's offer was for the Frog Riding a Turtle statue.

I immediately accepted Mike's offer because someone who shall remain nameless has been hassling me to get her a Moosehead. Often she will just send me emails with the following text:

"Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead! Moosehead!"

Stuffed Moose/Decapitated Stuffed Moose Heads

Original Owner: 
curator-michael
Stuffed Moose
Decapitated Moose Body
Decapitated Moose Heads

This weird moose decoration came from Michael Frank, Curator in Chief for the Museum of Bad Art.

Here is his story:

This is a daddy moose and 2 baby meese. They stand just over 2 feet tall. Dad is wearing green corduroy overalls, a nice fleece sweater,and red boots. The kid clinging to his leg has red corduroy pants and a knitted sweater. The baby on top is wearing only a knitted scarf around his neck.

Monkey Shelf

Original Owner: 
curator-michael
Monkey Shelf

Mike, Curator-in-Chief at the Museum of Bad Art gave me this piece out of his personal collection. His wife was tired of it. I don't blame her. Especially if she ever tried to carry it anywhere. It's heavy. Really, really heavy.

Mike gives me the monkey shelf in exchange for a naval officer hats

bARTer Sauce Trade
bARTer Sauce Trade

Here's Mike and I trading a naval issue hat for a horrible shelf like thing that is being held up by a monkey.

Mike said he traded it to me for the hat because his wife won't let him hang it up in the house. Can you imagine not wanting this in your house???

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