Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum

By: Brooke Davis Anderson; Michel Thevoz

Price: $65.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine

A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Previous owner's inscription inside. 128 pages. Oblong format: 11 1/8"w x 8 1/4"h. Dust jacket shows slight edge wear.

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When Henry Darger died in 1973 at the age of 81, he left behind an astonishing cache of art, shocking in both its content and its sheer size. The trove included massive, multi-volume illustrated manuscripts, double-sided nine-foot-long watercolor murals, photo-enlarged tracings, and hundreds of sketches. Depicting a turbulent world, these works are the product of the fertile yet tormented imagination of a secretive Chicago janitor who has since been recognized as one of the supreme self-taught artists of the 20th century.

Cataloguing in full color the American Folk Art Museum's recent acquisition of 37 paintings, among other Darger works, this informative yet affordable volume offers a general introduction to a controversial self-taught artist.

Title: Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum

Author: Brooke Davis Anderson; Michel Thevoz

Categories: Art,

Publisher: N Y, Harry N. Abrams: 2001

ISBN Number: 0810913984

ISBN Number 13: 9780810913981

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Art

Seller ID: 146726

Keywords: Henry Darger, Folk art, primitive art, Self-Taught Artist,