For many years ago a good friend gave me this book about the artsit Henry Darger and I have loved his work ever since. His universe is complex, surrealistic, absurd, grotesque and fantastic beautiful at the same time! In April I’m planning to go to see his work in The American Folk Art Museum in New York. Check him out;
Henry Darger -Wikipedia:
Henry Joseph Darger, Jr. (ca. April 12, 1892 – April 13, 1973) was a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story. Darger's work has become one of the most celebrated examples of outsider art.