Tag Archives: Henry Darger

After the Bubble Bursts

Chicago EXPOses itself Google the phrase “too many art fairs,” and you’ll see a consensus is building about an impending “art fair bubble.” Dozens of recent articles contemplate the glut, not just in art magazines, but in publications like Forbes, Bloomberg, The Economist, and The New York Times. When Artnet News published “the Definitive Calendar of International Art Fairs for …

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“Unreal Realms”

Five Outsider Artists at Intuit Gallery Since his work was revealed to the public in the early seventies and rose to worldly acclaim shortly thereafter, Henry Darger has become the rule by which outsider art is measured. “Unreal Realms,” on view at Intuit Gallery, presents a selection of works by five artists, including Darger, and proposes that they are all …

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War Orphans

HENRY DARGER & ART SPIEGELMAN It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. — Joseph Campbell The fields of self-taught art/art brut (i.e., Outsider art) and sequential art (i.e., comic books/graphic novels) are areas that have been historically considered marginal to the academic canon of Western …

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