Sunday, May 16, 2010

Patti Smith Benefit Concert For The American Folk Art Museum

Patti Smith performed live to celebrate Henry Darger’s birthday in a benefit concert for the American Folk Art Museum. Henry Darger's Artwork is projected on the wall.
Patti Smith performed as part of a benefit concert for the American Folk Art Museum.
Patti started calm and serene, later it escalated to pure joy and exuberance!
Guests of all ages were enjoying themselves and getting off their chairs and dancing.

The setting
Henry Darger's Artwork, I will be visiting the exhibition in the next few days to review and post some pictures.
Henry Darger (1892-1973), an American artist from Chicago, created a fantasy world through his writings and scroll-like paintings and is considered one of the most notable artists of the twentieth century. The American Folk Art Museum is home to the largest public repository of works by Henry Darger and the nation’s premier institution dedicated to the work of contemporary self-taught artists as well as traditional folk artists. An accomplished and prolific writer and artist, Darger created a fantasy world through his manuscripts and illustrations and is today considered one of the notable masters of the twentieth century. The American Folk Art Museum is also celebrating Henry Darger’s birthday with the exhibition “The Private Collection of Henry Darger” on view through 19 September 2010.
The American Folk Art Museum, founded in 1961, is home to one of the world's preeminent collections of folk art dating from the 18th century to the present day, including soaring weather vanes, dazzling quilts, handsome portraits, and exuberantly painted furniture as well as mythic watercolors and idiosyncratic drawings, paintings, and sculptures by contemporary self-taught artists from the U.S and abroad. For further information visit: www.folkartmuseum.org


video
I took this video, terrible quality and shaky... still fun nevertheless!

1 comment:

little augury said...

so much, a perfect blend-folk art museum and patti smith. video is good. and LIFE too.
pgt