The Strange, Wondrous World of Henry Darger

15 November | New York

Over the course of four decades, a lonely hospital porter by the name of Henry Darger quietly built a vast fantastical realm out of his small Chicago apartment. Darger died in 1973, but today the watercolors he painted depicting his world are celebrated as icons of American outsider art. In this episode of anatomy of an artwork, discover the spellbinding beauty of Darger’s imagination through his work 31 At Jennie Richee. One of the most haunting examples within the artist’s rich oeuvre, this exquisite double-sided watercolor will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction. (New York | 15 November)

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