On the Inside Looking Out: The Fascinating World of Outsider Art

How outsider art relates to storytelling.

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Henry Darger, “Untitled” (detail) (c. mid-twentieth century). Collection American Folk Art Museum, New York. Photography by James Prinz.

From the inside, looking out, I’m intrigued by the idea of art driven by mental illness or poverty or something other than money and recognition.

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The inside of Maud Lewis’s home. Steve Farmer/Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
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Adolf Wolflie. General view of the island Neveranger, 1911
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My daughter in front of some of my thrift store art.

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