Why the market for Outsider Art is booming in New York

APOLLO | Susan Moore:

In an era of what might be dubbed Outsider Politics, it seems hardly surprising that Outsider Art is attracting a growing audience. It is 70 years since Jean Dubuffet coined the term Art Brut, and 45 years since Roger Cardinal’s Outsider Art provided its English synonym. For Dubuffet, Art Brut was work ‘produced by persons unscathed by artistic culture, where mimicry plays no part (contrary to the activities of intellectuals)… Read more

Image: Bangali Firework (Bänggaalisches Feuerwärk) (1926), Adolf Wölfli. Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York