What is POBA?
POBA is the first-ever “virtual cultural arts center” to celebrate the enduring and transformative power of creativity by featuring works of deceased 20th and 21st century artists that span the full gamut of artistic expression. POBA was founded to showcase, promote and preserve the creative work of exceptional artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies. Our name derives from the Hindi word phowa – describing the transformation of consciousness at death. POBA’s mission is simple: POBA aims to keep their creative works alive, and through them to inspire, provoke, intrigue, entertain, and enliven us.
POBA is Where The Arts Live!
- September 23, 2015 Strike Your Poseread more →
Joanne Kesten, appraiser, art historian and author, sheds light for POBA on the difference between a "selfie“ and a "self-portrait" - if there is one.
- September 19, 2015 The Gift of the Amateurread more →
Shelley Berc proposes on POBA that we bring back amateurism with a vengeance. Amateurs Darwin, Kepler, Dickinson and Stevens might inspire us.
- August 14, 2015 Knowing What It’s Worthread more →
Appraisals determine the value of works - but how, why, and on what basis, and for what purpose(s)? POBA offers some answers to these FAQs.