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Memorable Atrocious Artists

Photo Credit Michel.h, via Flickr Creative Commons

It’s the hope of most artists that someday their work will be recognized by the masses, admired by historians, and remembered by all. For a select few, two out of three will have to do. Our regular guest Clay Wirestonecompiled a list of the most well-known but worst-received artists of all time for Mental Floss Magazine.  Clay is also arts editor at the Concord Monitor, and he joined us in our studio to rundown a few of history’s most memorable creative fails.

Here are some examples of those creative fails:

Florence Jenkins' rendition of Mozart:

McGonagall's Disastrous Poem..

And a Slideshow of a Russian Sculptor's Ugliest Statues...

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