The CoBA's collection of paintings has grown to a moderately sized private repository of cheap pictures from the twentieth century. CoBA collects paintings fitfully, always on the lookout for cheap but colorful art. This is art that can be bought at thrift shops and second-hand stores usually for what a good frame alone would cost. CoBA began collecting bargain art in the 1970's. CoBA is a work in progress.

You may browse through this document or, by clicking on an image in the following list, jump directly to the entry for an object (eventually). Again, CoBA apologizes for the poor quality of the photographs.


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The following selections from the Painting collection are included here:


LaHut. Paris, Montmartre
Ryder. Urban Landscape #1
Ryder. Urban Landscape #2
Cagli. Venice, The Rialto Bridge

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