The Enormous Hangover

About the Museum:

In 1919 Bagasse Mumblestoats, fresh from his WWI tour in France with the famed Lafayette Espadrilles, returned to his home town of Redbone with a burning desire. It was eventually cured with liberal doses of salvarsan and mercury, which allowed the young Bagasse to wed his childhood sweetheart, Gematria Pulverington-Wheatwhistle, heiress to the fabled Wheatwhistle tinsel-mining fortune. Gematria shared her husband's  vision of a museum in Redbone that would attract worldwide attention and "really put the place on the map," as she so often put it.

Bagasse had liberated many paintings from French restaurants, bars and bordellos, and this became the foundation for the Mumblestoats collection. As all collections profit from a common theme, the Mumblestoats decided to specialize in the art of the Depressionist school, which most other museums rejected as being too miserable, dejected and hopeless to warrant space on a wall.

Depressionism, according to the landmark Johnson & Jansen Big Book o' Art Stuff, is not limited to a single place or time. Instead it reflects the low point of an otherwise highly regarded artist's career. Picasso's "Blue Period" is a perfect example of this creative state of mind. Mrs. Mumblestoats describes it perfectly when she says "that boy was lower than an ant's bellybutton."

 

Under the Water Lilies
Self-portrait in Straitjacket
Young Girl with Noose
Blue Boy with Blue Dog
Still Life with Prozac®
Madonna on the Rocks
Slumped Figures with Sterno
Whistler's Monster (Derangement in Grey and Black)
The Big Bruise
Portrait, Partially Undraped Rodent (highly magnified)
Young Man with Codpiece
Pork Brains with Milk Gravy
Moaner Lisa
Nightmare of the Retired School Crossing Guard
Fog
Rhino Auf Dotz
Road Rage, 1512
Daycare Hell
Eve's China Pattern Discontinued
Santa on the Skids
Self-portrait with New Hat
Woman Wearing Chastity Suit
Genetically Engineered Pear
Self-portrait: Bad Hair Day
Carnivore Cruise Lines: Economy Class
Self-portrait of the Artist with His Ex-wives
Young Man Receiving Divine Call
Office Xmas Party, London Society of Morticians, 1905
Leda Loves Livestock
Lipizzaners Performing at Sea World
The Fraternity Party Gets Out of Hand
Fallen Angels?
Saturday Night at Tony's Pizza Palace
Portrait of the Reverend and Mrs. Twickensham (unfinished)
The Chiropractor and His Patient
Finale to 'Genesis -- the Musical   Sketch, (detail)
Eve, Discovering Adam's Allergy to Apples, Offers Him the Cabbage of Temptation
Hey, Sailor, New in Town?
Elsa the Dognapper in Custody
Madonna and Child
The Lady Gabrielle Fine-TunesHer Android Servant, Sally
Government Office Building, Amsterdam, 1560
Portrait of His Eminence the Cardinal Alphonso
Lady Macbeth's Dream
All Your Bass Are Belong to Us
Wars of the Taste Police: The Battle Against Lawn Ornaments
Fantasy of an Orkin Man
Children of Pierre Janssen, Discoverer of Helium
Unfinished Portrait of George Washington

The complete catalogue raisonné of the Bagasse & Gematria Mumblestoats' Museum of Depressionist Art is now available online, with commentary graciously supplied by Gematria Mubblestoats and the museum's curator emeritus, Mr. Harvey Skopskie Bassoon. Also available for online visitors is the independently administered sculpture wing of the Museum, the Gladys Dwindlebimmers Ralston Gallery of the Unidentifiable. Please visit the Gallery after you have toured the paintings of the Museum. For further immersion in artsy fartsiness, please visit our good friends at the Museum of Bad Art (art too bad to be ignored!

 

 

 

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Attempt at Rock Jam Session goes Horribly Wrong
Revenge of the Piper of Hamelin
The Stromboli Sisters Really, Really Hated Church Music
Lady Allison Reacts to Her Sight-unseen Marriage  to 'Adonis,' Whom She Met through a Blind Mating Service
Lord Nelson's Peculiar Funeral
One of Macbeth's Witches Fails at a Solo Career
Baby Louie Discovers There Really Is Something Awful in the Closet that will Carry him off  if he doesn't Eat all his Green Peas.
Schrodinger Finds the Blotter Acid
Roulette Is Almost Invented, 1574