Marni via Darger

Has anyone seen Marni’s latest video collection? I luuuuv it! It immediately reminded me of Henry Darger’s work. Perhaps it’s the colors, butterfly wing, and childlike scribbles seen throughout the video.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Henry Darger’s work, I highly recommend checking this fine outsider artist. I became familiar with Darger’s work years ago when I happened to watch In the Realms of the Unreal on cable. The story of Darger was so fascinating and painfully heartbreaking as his art was only discovered during his last days of his reclusive life.

I like the fact that Darger, who had no formal training as an artist or even considered himself as one, can create thought provoking beautiful & disturbing pieces.

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