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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Henry Darger

I first viewed Henry Darger’s work several years ago, at which time I knew he was an outsider artist who had a tendency to illustrate little girls with male genitalia. I thought the work was interesting and memorable, but never gave it much thought beyond that.

As it so happens, I recently came across an article discussing Darger’s life, art and writing — and as an entire package, his story is really a fascinating one. I have linked to his artist page at Hammer Gallery, which offers the best combination of information and large work samples. You will appreciate the art significantly more, if you read Darger’s history and life chronology at the bottom of the page first.

  • Darger at Hammer Gallery
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