Thursday, August 5, 2010

Henry Darger, Second documentary I have seen by Jessica Yu: In the Realm of the Unreal

Henry Darger is the lastest in my collection of cult figures. What is that you ask? Too hard to explain and not necessary to know.
Henry Darger lived an almost completely anonymous life. After his death, his landlord found a vast collection of his stories and paintings in his apartment.

See the Film In the Realm of the Unreal directed by Jessica Yu. Darger has exhibitions in museums and and coffee table books about him. Warhol would have loved his art. Esp. The way he took drawing lessons and copied from advertising and popular illustration of the day. The Coppertone Girl. Yes, Warhol would have loved that.