Klaus Biesenbach - Henry Darger - 2009

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Klaus Biesenbach - Henry Darger - 2009
Art - Quantity: 1 - Dust jacket - Book

Monografie HENRY DARGER - Klaus Biesenbach - Published 2009 by Prestel USA - In mint condition
Self-taught and working in isolation until his death in 1973, Henry Darger realized an elaborate fantasy world of remarkable beauty and strangeness, through hundreds of paintings and an epic written narrative. Angel-like Blengins with butterfly wings, natural catastrophes, innocent girls, and murderous soldiers. Klaus Biesenbach examines the radical originality of Darger's art, including his use of collage, incorporation of religious themes and iconography, and frequent juxtaposition of innocence with violence. An essay by Brooke Davis Anderson illuminates Darger's source materials and techniques. Michael Bonesteel puts Darger's life in the context of his work and selects key texts to accompany the illustrations. The book also includes for the first time the text of Darger's History of My Life,A" the artist's autobiography. The only book of its kind, Henry Darger offers an authoritative, balanced, and insightful look at an American master.
KLAUS BIESENBACH is Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art in NewYork.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Art
Author/ Illustrator
Klaus Biesenbach
Book Title
Henry Darger
Condition
As new
Publication year oldest item
2009
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Prestel USA
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Dust jacket
Number of pages
319
Dimensions
26×33 cm
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