Outsiders: An Art Without Precedent or Tradition



London: Arts Council of Great Britain. 1979.

First edition. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 Inches (19 cm x 26 cm). Offset printed. pp. [1], 2-172. 8 full-page color illustrations, plus two inside the covers; 167 black and whites. Mild exterior wear with bit of loss at spine bottom; some erased pencil in interior.

Catalog from the first major exhibition of outsider art in the U.K., which garnered considerable attention, and was “loved by the public and hated by the critics” (Monika Kinley). In fact, the volume actually opens with a “cautionary note” from the Director of the Arts Council of England, who staged the exhibition at the suggestion of Victor Musgrave and Roger Cardinal, a leading proponent of outsider art and its leading scholar, respectively.The following artists were included in the exhibition: Aloïse, Denise A. Aubertin, Alain Bourbonnais, Karl Brendel, Guy Buigues, Mario Chichorro, Henry Darger, Gaston Duf, Ferdinand Cheval, Reinaldo Eckenberger, Franz Gableck, Madge Gill, Johann Hauser, August Klotz, Johann Knüpfer, Augustin Lesage, Francis Marshall, Max, François Monchatre, Peter Moog, Heinrich Anton Müller, Michel Nedjar, Joël Negri, August Neter, Jano Pesset, Martin Ramirez, Émile Ratier, Simon Rodia, Johann Scheiböck, Clarence Schmidt, Philipp Schöpke, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern, Joseph Sell, Gustav Sievert, Louis Soutter, Oswald Tschirtner, Pascal Verbena, Oskar Voll, Le Voyageur Français, August Walla, Scottie Wilson, Adolf Wölfli, Joseph E. Yoakum, and Anna Zemánková.


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