HENRY DARGER | Young Tuskahorian with Front View of Head, Non Poisonous, All Countries, Blengiglomenean Is.
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- Henry Darger
- Young Tuskahorian with Front View of Head, Non Poisonous, All Countries, Blengiglomenean Is.
- watercolor and graphite on paper
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
The vast majority of Darger’s works incorporate images rendered by scaled tracing. This is a very rare image for Darger, as it is entirely hand drawn. The beast depicted is a young Tuskorhorian Blengin based upon its unique horns, which emerge from the side of the head in a spiral. Darger says that they are “the most poisonous of all the Blengiglomenean creatures” and have “with short tails. Their Tuskorhorian horns are long, and the points have a shape like a spear...They are, however, exceedingly docile, and never have harmed a Glandelinian, except to protect its young, or help children enslaved by the Glandelinians” (Henry Darger, The Realms, Vol. 1, Chapter 4, p. 32).