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The Private Collection of Henry Darger at the American Folk Art Museum

Untitled (Two Girls and a Dog Sitting in Garden), Henry Darger (1892-1973) Chicago, 1959 or later. Watercolor, carbon tracing, pencil, collage, & 1959 Christmas Seal stamps on paper and cardboard, 11 x 15 in. - American Folk Art Museum. Gift of Kiyoko Lerner - Photo: Gavine Ashworth

NEW YORK, NY.- What Henry Darger displayed
on the
walls of his apartment in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago is on
view, for the first time, in the exhibition The Private Collection of
Darger, from April 6 through September 19, 2010.
Brooke Davis
curator and director of The Contemporary Center and the Henry Darger
Center, has selected nearly 40 cardboard collages from the more than 80
Darger’s personal collection that are now part of the American Folk Art
holdings. These are the artworks that Darger lived with and saw every