Thursday, April 24, 2008
Influence of a good strange man
There's an interesting-looking show in New York concerning the influence of Henry Darger. Darger's an odd figure in the art world, even as Outsiders go. He seems to have been an uncomfortable figure in his own life. Some people feel too intensely, see in too high a contrast. Well, for some purposes at least. But if the man is out there, if he's watching and listening, at least he knows he's appreciated.