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Henry Darger

1892-1973 (chicago, USA)

DEVOUT HERMIT AND LEGENDARY ILLUSTRATOR WHOSE SECRET SEQUENTIAL PANORAMAS REVEAL HOW HIS SELF-PENNED LIFETIME FAIRY-TALE FICTIONALISED A TOUGH AND TROUBLED CHILDHOOD. Darger’s work is included in the collections of the Musée d’Art Moderne (Paris) and Museum of Modern Art (New York).

Memory Palaces: Inside the Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, American Folk Art Museum (New York), 2019
The Doors of Perception, Curated by Javier Téllez in collaboration with the Outsider Art Fair, Frieze (New York), 2019
Outliers and American Vanguard Art, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), 2018
Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic, American Folk Art Museum (New York), 2018
Known/Unknown: Private Obsession and Hidden Desire in Outsider Art, Museum of Sex (New York), 2017
Henry Darger: xxx, Musée D'Arte Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris), 2015
Accidental Genius: Art From the Anthony Petullo Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee), 2012
Exhibition #1, The Museum of EVERYTHING, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli (Turin), 2010
Henry Darger, Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York), 2010
Up Close: Henry Darger and the Coloring Book, American Folk Art Museum (New York), 2010
Compass In Hand, Museum of Modern Art (New York), 2009
Glossolalia, Museum of Modern Art (New York), 2008
Dargerism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger, American Folk Art Museum (New York), 2008
Henry Darger: The Story of Girls at War, Of Paradises Dreamed, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), 2007
Into Me/Out of Me, Museum of Modern Art, P.S. 1 (New York), 2007
Henry Darger: Highlights from the American Folk Art Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), 2006
Bruit et Fureur, l'oeuvre d'Henry Darger (Sound and Fury, The Art of Henry Darger), La Maison Rouge (Paris), 2006
Inner Worlds Outside, traveling exhibition, Sala de Exposiciones de la Fundacíon "La Caixa" (Madrid); Whitechapel Gallery (London); Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin), 2006
Dubuffet & Art Brut, traveling exhibition, Museum Kunst Palast (Dusseldorf); Collection de l'Art Brut (Lausanne); Museum of Modern Art Lille Metropole (Villeneuve d'Ascq), 2005
Henry Darger: In the Realms of the Unreal, Watari-Um Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo), 2003
Disasters of War: Francisco de Goya, Henry Darger, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Museum of Modern Art, P.S. 1 (New York); KW Institute of Contemporary Art (Berlin); Migros Museum für Gegenwarts-kunst (Zurich); the Watari-Um Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo); Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall (Stockholm), 2001
Henry Darger: The Unreality of Being, American Folk Art Museum (New York), 1997
Dans les Royaumes de l'Irréel, Collection de l'Art Brut (Lausanne), 1996
Parallel Visions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), 1992

Stone, Lisa, ed., Accidental Genius, exhibition catalogue, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, 2012
Johnson, Ken, "Where Beauty Collides With Creepy," New York Times, May 13, 2010
Exhibition #1, The Museum of  EVERYTHING, exhibition catalogue, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin/Milan, 2010
Biesenbach, Klaus, Henry Darger, Prestel, New York, 2009
Smith, Roberta, "Where Outsiders Come in From the Cold," New York Times, January 8, 2009
Smith, Roberta, "Henry Darger: The Vivian Girls Emerge," New York Times, January 5, 2007
Sound and Fury: The Art of Henry Darger, essay by Edward Goméz, exhibition catalogue, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, 2006
Dagen, Philippe, "Darger et ses petites filles en guerre," Le Monde, June 8, 2006
Inner Worlds Outside, exhibition catalogue, Fundacíon "La Caixa," Whitechapel Gallery, Irish Museum of Modern Art & Ediciones El Viso, Madrid, 2006
Dubuffet & Art Brut, exhibition catalogue, 5 Continents & Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, 2005
MacGregor, John M., Henry Darger: In the Realms of the Unreal, Delano Greenidge Editions, New York, 2002
Bonesteel, Michael, Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings, Rizzoli, New York, 2000
Tuchman, Maurice and Carol S. Eliel, eds., Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 1992
Outsiders: An Exhibition of Art Brut, exhibition catalogue, Kunsthaus St. Alban, Basel, 1988
Cohrs, Timothy, "Henry Darger, Artist (Outsider, Naive, Folk, Autistic or Genuine Fine)," Arts Magazine 61, No. 5, January 1987
Morrison, C.L., Realms of the Unreal: The Work of Henry Darger, exhibition catalogue, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 1977