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Henry Darger, "Bruit et fureur"
from June, 8 to September, 24 2006
Bruit et fureur ("Sound and Fury"), the works of Henry Darger, is the first French monographic show devoted to this reclusive American artist who lived alone in a room on Webster Street in Chicago. It wasn’t until 1972, when he left his home for the hospital where he would later pass away, that his landlord Nathan Lerner, himself a photographer and a professor at Chicago’s New Bauhaus, discovered the written works and paintings of his eccentric boarder. This exhibition is an opportunity to discover the artist’s early work, including five recently restored collages, which have never before been on view.