Paintings of the people, by the people, for the people.

A dazzling array of curious and eye-popping ORIGINAL ART discovered at thrift stores, yard sales, swap meets and even in trash cans.

Collectors Mark Bloom & Steve Purdy both share a passionate appreciation for discarded and unloved art and have combined their collections for the benefit of all mankind.

A dazzling array of curious and eye-popping ORIGINAL ART discovered at thrift stores, yard sales, swap meets and even in trash cans.

Collectors Mark Bloom & Steve Purdy both share a passionate appreciation for discarded and unloved art and have combined their collections for the benefit of all mankind.

 

We currently curate two annual one-night-only exhibitions of all our latest discoveries, in Tucson AZ and Bisbee AZ. These exhibitions have become almost an art in themselves, with roughly 250 unique, original artworks by roughly 250 different artists, all unknown and undiscovered.

 

Visit the online collection in the gallery, follow the blog for random mutterings and look at the events to see where and when our next show will be.

Trash Art Movie Warning

A current favorite painting from the collection.

See a random assortment of frequently changing ‘current favorites’ here

 

Untitled

by Tucson Artist Margaret Bailey Doogan

 

Trash Art Movie Warning
All of the art on display is, or was owned by us. Some of it has been sold at exhibitions to a wide variety of people for a wide variety of reasons. This is not a collection of images found lurking in the hidden corners of the internet.