From: Steve Bell (email@example.com)
Date: 01/07/03-01:07:22 AM Z
Judy, et al...
the name is Henry Darger. just to give you a first name.
a little bio that i dug up: http://www.interestingideas.com/out/darger2.htm
On Mon, 06 Jan 2003 23:03:02 -0500 (EST) Judy Seigel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Mon, 6 Jan 2003, Don Bryant wrote:
> Cactus wrote:
> > > I've thoroughly investigated Henry Barger,
> Nellie Mae Rowe, and Thomas
> > > Kincaid, thanks to Google.com.
> > >
> > > At this point, I'm totally convinced that
> it's not "talent" but a clever
> > > knack for marketing that really counts.
> Don wrote
> > How do you mean "cleaver knack for marketing"
> > Don Bryant>
> Judy wrote:
> A hatchet job perhaps..?
> I don't know who this Barger is. The guy was
> DARGER... and his works are
> among the most original, piquant, and
> provocative in 20th century art. As
> for clever marketing... The guy was a recluse,
> raised in a home for the
> retarded, worked as a cleaning man, lived and
> died alone in a rented room,
> where after his death his landlord, cleaning
> out the heaps of debris,
> recognized and saved the work.
> This clever marketer devoted a great deal of
> his life to preserving and
> showcasing that art, AFAIK he made nothing on
> it, and in fact sacrificed
> his own career... He was one of the
> photographers from the group in
> Chicago around Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind,
> et al, whose name I forget,
> tho he's been featured in Aperture, et al...
> (If you GOOGLE Darger it
> should be there... Jonathan something, Lerner?)
> However, if Cactus came away from Google
> thinking he'd done a "thorough
> investigation" of Barger, et al... there's
> another reason I don't do
> Google. (Understatment.)
> Get a library.
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