Outsider & Vernacular Art

The Victor Keen Collection

Edited by Victor Keen, Frank Maresca, Edward Gómez, and Lyle Rexer

Outsider & Vernacular Art

Edited by Victor Keen, Frank Maresca, Edward Gómez, and Lyle Rexer

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

272 pages | 243 color plates | 8 1/2 x 10 | © 2019
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9783777433189 Published October 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
In the last five decades, the popularity of outsider art—that is, pieces by artists working outside of the artistic establishment—has grown exponentially, to the point that these powerful works have been embraced by museums, galleries, and the public worldwide. Victor Keen’s collection of more than 250 works at the Bethany Mission Gallery in Philadelphia is one of the premier outsider art collections in the United States.

Gathering masterful artworks from Keen’s collection, Outsider & Vernacular Art presents pieces from more than forty outsider artists, including such luminaries as James Castle, Thornton Dial, Sam Doyle, Howard Finster, William Hawkins, Martín Ramírez, Bill Traylor, and George Widener. In addition to these outsider artworks, the book also features folk art and vernacular art, including one of the best collections of delightful colorful Catlin radios from the 1920s to the 1940s. The more than two hundred color images of these works are accompanied by essays from Frank Maresca, Edward Gómez, and Lyle Rexer, with contributions from Alejandra Russi.

Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo, Colorado, in October 2019—the first of a traveling exhibition—Outsider & Vernacular Art offers an exciting look at this universally beloved and revered artform.
 
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