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!

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  • January 15, 2015 Remembering a Penthouse Painter

    This interview about Bob Guccione as artist draws a new picture of a man whose famous and controversial public life hid his true passion for painting

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  • January 11, 2015 POBA and PAAM Collaborate, Innovate

    POBA and PAAM launch an innovative partnership to bring outstanding artists from America's longest running arts colony to the wider world.

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  • December 9, 2014 Bob Guccione: Still Life in Motion

    Bob Guccione (1930-2010) found his lifelong passion and artistic expression in painting which reveals his personal artistic legacy.

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