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A VENEER OF FANTASY: THE HENRY DARGER COLLECTION OF KIYOKO AND NATHAN LERNER

Henry Darger
YOUNG TUSKAHORIAN WITH FRONT VIEW OF HEAD, NON POISONOUS, ALL COUNTRIES, BLENGIGLOMENEAN IS.
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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A VENEER OF FANTASY: THE HENRY DARGER COLLECTION OF KIYOKO AND NATHAN LERNER

Henry Darger
YOUNG TUSKAHORIAN WITH FRONT VIEW OF HEAD, NON POISONOUS, ALL COUNTRIES, BLENGIGLOMENEAN IS.
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Henry Darger
1892 - 1973
YOUNG TUSKAHORIAN WITH FRONT VIEW OF HEAD, NON POISONOUS, ALL COUNTRIES, BLENGIGLOMENEAN IS.
watercolor and graphite on paper
13 7/8 by 17 in. 35.2 by 43.2 cm.
Executed circa 1940-1960.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

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).

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