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Outsider Art Fair

Artist Who Left 1,200 Sculptures In An Abandoned Alley Will Forever Remain A Mystery

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.21.2016 | Arts

A man named Robert Leitch was roaming the streets of South Philadelphia in the late 1970s when something metallic caught his eye. Upon closer investig...

Why Auction Houses Want In On The Growing Outsider Art Craze

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.20.2016 | Arts

Cara Zimmerman is a specialist in folk and outsider art at Christie's auction house, the first to ever hold the position. The fact that the world's la...

Tantric Paintings And The World Of Outsider Art In India

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts

What is outsider art? It's a question we've been asking a lot this month, in the weeks leading up to one of the genre's biggest events: the Outsider A...

Interview With Andrea Joyce Heimer

Sara Zielinski | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

In advance of this weekend's Outsider Art Fair in New York City, I spoke with Andrea Joyce Heimer about her painting practice, her writing practice, and the beauty in people laughing at her work.

The 'Secret Art Form' That's Coming Back In A Big Way

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts

"I’ve always been interested in strange art," John Maizels, now editor of Raw Vision, explained to The Huffington Post. "I traveled and collected th...

How Artists Are Helping A Nonprofit Bring Homemade Food To Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts

In 1985, hospice volunteer Ganga Stone delivered a hot meal via bicycle to a man named Richard who was living with HIV/AIDS. Not long after, along wit...

Japanese Artist With Autism Communicates Solely Through Bijin-ga, Or Drawings Of Beautiful Women

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts

Bijin-ga is a Japanese term for artistic depictions of beautiful women. Traditionally, it refers to the ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the 17th and 18th...

The Captivating Imagery Of America's Oldest Secret Societies

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts

"The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king," FBI special agent Sadusky proclai...

How A High School Teacher's Road Trip Changed The Course Of Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts

The term outsider art was officially coined in 1972 by Roger Cardinal in his book of the same name. "I believe," Cardinal wrote, "that a paramount fac...

Meet Uman, The Gender Fluid Artist Who Taught Herself To Express

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts

"Uman is like a genie that emerged suddenly for us to marvel," psychiatrist Annatina Miescher of 137AC told The Huffington Post. After all I'd heard o...

When A Character Actor Takes On The Role Of Outsider Artist

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts

The designation "outsider art" immediately implies a binary structure for the art world -- an inside and an outside. Many contemporary and historical ...

After 25 Years In Prison, Artist Etches Memories Onto Eggshells

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts

An ostrich egg is not as delicate as its dear cousin, the chicken egg. In fact, legend has it that if you stand atop one, it will not crack. After sp...

What's In A Name? Specifically, The Name 'Outsider Art'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts

Most artistic genres -- cubism, impressionism, abstract expressionism -- are united by a common era, location, aesthetic ideal, and host of influences...

What Is The Meaning Of Outsider Art? The Genre With A Story, Not A Style

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.25.2015 | Arts

If you've perused The Huffington Post Arts & Culture page at all this week, you may have noticed the spread of outsider artists gracing the site. That...

Outsider Artist Paul Laffoley Illustrates The End Of The Universe

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

How One Reclusive Artist Created A New World, Detailed In Thousands Of Pages Of Work

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

Self-Taught Artist Christine Sefolosha Explores Where The Wild Things Are

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.28.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

He Destroyed His Entire Body Of Work Three Times -- But His Outsider Art Lives On

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

Entering Aurie Ramirez's Pinstriped, Glam Rock, Watercolor World (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Three Timely Awakenings at the Outsider Art Fair

Perry Brass | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

I had three very timely awakenings at this year's Outsider Art Fair, sponsored by the Museum of American Folk Art, in Chelsea, for five days ending on May 11. They were stunning, shaking me all over, and ultimately beautiful.

What Exactly Is Outsider Art?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.10.2015 | Arts

Outsider art has always been tricky to define. Simply put, an outsider artist is one who is self-taught and thus removed from art world conversations ...

Outsider Art in Paris During the FIAC

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Vivian Norris

Outsider Art is no longer on the fringe, but it still takes a special soul and wanting to see and understand to truly stand in front of these works and grasp what is often beyond straightforward aesthetic understanding.

Long Live Outsiders!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.18.2013 | Arts

Maybe it's all the talk of the art market bubble in recent days, but we are especially excited for the Outsider Art Fair this year. It's time to shake...

Inside the Outsider Art Fair

Sebastian Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sebastian Howard

According to Jane Kallir of the Galerie St. Etienne, "None of the definitions of outsider art stick. Nobody likes any of these definitions."