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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  • August 14, 2015 Knowing What It’s Worth

    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.

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  • July 23, 2015 Accidental Witness to History

    POBA publishes 20 letters from the Schulman Collection of WWII correspondence, the first of POBA's exhibits on the Art of Letter Writing

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  • July 21, 2015 Let’s Go Shopping

    POBA Shop has now launched! Celebrate POBA's 1st anniversary. See POBA artist works available as originals and/or as limited edition archival prints

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