December 10th, 2004

Henry Darger documentary in SF and NY

From Lance: A documentary about Henry Darger and his artwork is coming to SF and NY over Christmas/New Year's. Showtime information here.

Darger was a janitor at a Chicago hospital who spent his evenings working on his 15,000 page novel, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, as caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, illustrated with naive yet striking watercolors/collages of armies of little girls and hermaphrodites attacking each other.