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#HenryDarger. Untitled [detail] (“At Jennie Richee and free other prisoners”), ca. 1955-60. Watercolor and ink on pieced paper.
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Darger (1892-1973) is perhaps the best known Self-Taught/Outsider American artist. For most of his life, he was employed as a janitor in Catholic hospitals. Come night, he gave expression to a private, aggressively original imaginary world—working from his small rented room in Chicago’s North Side. Over a period of more than 50 years, Darger created a magnum opus consisting of a 15,000-page illustrated saga—reenacted in more than 300 watercolors and collages depicting the adventures of seven innocent heroines, the Vivian Girls, as they lead a rebellion against the evil, child-enslaving, adult Glandelinians.
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