Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Up Close: Henry Darger

Henry Darger, Untitled

Featured at the American Folk Art Museum through September 6, 2009, Henry Darger's work will be showcased in an intimate gallery, focusing on a single theme. In this particular exhibit, eight of the nearly 3oo watercolors Darger created to illustrate his 15,000 page manuscript, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in what is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by Child Slaves Rebellion will be on display. The American Folk Art Museum has the single largest public repository of Darger's work, and images drawn from this extensive collection are featured in Up Close: Henry Darger. The work featured above is not part of the exhibition, but is an intriguing personal favorite!

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