The Hidden Art: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Self-Taught Artists


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The Hidden Art contains an exceptional trove of contemporary and historic artworks by an roster of international self-taught artists from the collection of Audrey B. Heckler. This volume presents exceptional examples of some of the most recognizable artists of the field, including Henry Darger, Bill Traylor, Martín Ramírez, Adolf Wölfli, Aloïse Corbaz, William Edmondson, Thornton Dial, Howard Finster, Morris Hirshfield, Nek Chand, Sam Doyle, and Achilles Rizzoli.
The Hidden Art explains the breadth and significance of Heckler’s collection within the context of the field of self-taught art. Thirty-two renowned scholars discuss these artworks and provide important background information on each of the forty-eight artists. Elegant yet engaging, this comprehensive volume will be treasured by a wide audience of art lovers, artists, and artisans alike.

By Valerie Roussea, with contributhions by Jane Kallir, photographs by Visko Hatfield, and a preface by Anne-Imelda Radice.

- Hardcover
- 272 pages, 8.8 × 10.3 × 1.1 inches
- Illustrated throughout
- 2017 
SKU: 37387

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