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Chicago, Illinois: Wall of Bad Art

168 examples of art, chosen for its badness, are bolted to the red wall behind the Hotel Lincoln's front desk and climb from the lobby to the second-floor lounge. Nude women bathing, cats playing cards, smiling hippies, and a 1970s guy with large eyeglasses in a powder-blue suit, jauntily thrusting a pencil.

Hotel Lincoln

1816 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL
Hotel Lincoln. On the North Side, opposite Lincoln Park, on the west side of N. Clark St. between N. Lincoln Ave. and W. Menomonee St.
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Bad Art wall.

Wall of Bad Art

Staff said that the designer stopped at garage sales across the country, from California to Chicago, to collect all of the artwork.

[Adventures Of Cluckleberry Hen, 09/25/2021]
Wall of Bad Art

You must go inside the Hotel to see this. They are friendly, the wall is up and behind the front desk.

[Bill, 06/11/2016]

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