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

Darger The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum When Henry Darger died in at the age of he left behind an astonishing cache of art shocking in both its content and its sheer size The trove included massive multi volume illustrated manusc

  • Title: Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum
  • Author: Brook Davis Anderson Michel Thevoz Henry Darger John Parnell
  • ISBN: 9780810913981
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 fertiWhen 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.

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  • Darger's body of work is so extensive that it easy to selectively emphasize or avoid certain aspects. Some shows play it safe, displaying bucolic landscapes and frolicsome children and leaving out the scenes where those landscapes are littered with bloodied corpses and the children are dragged away in chains. Other curators gravitate to the darker elements, laying out image after image of naked hermaphroditic children, sensual winged creatures, and violent soldiers. The story itself is so strang [...]


  • Darger is amazing. I saw a show of his at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. I was absolutely entranced - his drawings covered entire walls and told a completely twisted, yet somehow beautiful story about children. His art is haunting and sad and f*ed up. His brain was not like other people's brains - it was wired differently and this shadow of what his thoughts must have been has stayed with me for years. His drawings are like piercing-accurate visualizations of what was inside his head, [...]


  • Henry Darger is the ultimate 'outside' artist, but then again terms like that are really meaningless. He's a great artist. To dwell into his 'world' is both disturbing and beautiful at the same time. And there is an incky aspect to his work, which is the intensity that he puts himself through. Childlike poison to the max.


  • After watching the documentary on Henry Darger's life, In the Realms of the Unreal, I became an obsessed fan. knowing his amazingly sad life story is crucial to appreciating his epic drawings.



  • I'd say this is my favorite of the Darger books I've yet seen. Perfect. My favorite painter of the late 20th century by a landslide. Why is it so impossible to keep books on him in print and under $60? Many thanks to Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum (THE best museum!) for showing his work some years ago, and basically changing me forever.








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