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Darger : the Henry Darger collection at the American Folk Art Museum

Author: Henry Darger; Brooke Davis Anderson; Kiyoko Lerner; Gerard C Wertkin; American Folk Art Museum,
Publisher: New York : American Folk Art Museum/Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, [2001] ©2001
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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, multivolume 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Darger, Henry, 1892-1972.
Darger.
New York : American Folk Art Museum/Harry N. Abrams, ©2001
(OCoLC)606751083
Named Person: Henry Darger; Henry Darger; Henry Darger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Darger; Brooke Davis Anderson; Kiyoko Lerner; Gerard C Wertkin; American Folk Art Museum,
ISBN: 0810913984 9780810913981
OCLC Number: 47092091
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum presented Dec.--May 2002 as part of "American Anthem", the inaugural series of exhibitions at the Museum's new building at 45 West Fifty-third Street, New York.
Foreword by Kiyoko Lerner, afterword by Gerard C. Wertkin.
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Strange hell of beauty / Michel Thévoz, translated by Catherine G. Sweeney.
Responsibility: Brooke Davis Anderson ; essay by Michel Thévoz ; translation by Catherine G. Sweeney.
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Henry Darger, who died in 1973, was a secretive Chicago janitor who has since been recognised as one of the supreme self-taught artists of the 20th century. This volume catalogues the American Folk  Read more...

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