48" x 37", oil on canvas with wire, staples, paper
Acquired through barter with bARTerSauce.com
Rosalie Gale rescued this enormous painting from the trash in Seattle, Washington. She is the proprietrix of bARTerSauce.com, a website through which she trades unusual objects. In her account of finding Worried Guy, she writes, "We drove up to Capitol Hill where my friend Roberta Minor had seen the painting. It was huge . . . and scary. He has metal wire hair and fingernails and staple eyebrows. . . . I decided that since the guy looks so worried, I would write down all the stuff that I worry about all the time and stick them to his wire hair. Then I'd just let him worry about them."
Among the worries she let him assume were:
"Large bodies of water"
"Having too much stuff "
"Staying home from work"
Everyone at MOBA hopes Ms. Gale is enjoying her carefree existence and has not found more things about which to worry.
From - Museum of Bad Art: Masterworks by Michael Frank and Louise Reilly Sacco, Ten Speed Press.