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Outsider Art Fair

The 23rd annual Outsider Art Fair hosts 50 international galleries from 27 cities representing 8 countries

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If your tastes in art range from folky and visionary to surreal and paranoid, head over to the annual fair devoted to self-taught artists, where you'll find all of that and more hosted by some of the best art galleries in the world. On tap are works presented by 50 international galleries from 27 cities representing 8 countries—including painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed-media and photography. Also on view: A special exhibition spotlighting five artists (Melvin Way, Emery Blagdon, Adolf Wölfli, Mark Lombardi and the Philadelphia Wireman) curated by art dealer Jay Gorney and artist, writer and Time Out contributor Anne Doran. Don’t miss one of New York's seminal art events.

Outsider Art Fair 2015

Wesner LaForest, Drumming, 1959. Oil on Masonite, 24 x 20 inches
Courtesy Arte del Pueblo

Wesner LaForest, Drumming, 1959. Oil on Masonite, 24 x 20 inches

John Brill (b. 1951 NJ), Plasma, 2013.pigmented inkjet print on 100% cotton paper, with UV-shielding varnish image c. 5" x 41⁄2"; sheet 81⁄2“ x 11”
Courtesy Kent Fine Art

John Brill (b. 1951 NJ), Plasma, 2013.pigmented inkjet print on 100% cotton paper, with UV-shielding varnish image c. 5" x 41⁄2"; sheet 81⁄2“ x 11”

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Henry Darger, Are Seized by Pursueing [sic] Glandelinians. 19 x 48 inches overall (image is detail of one panel)carbon transfer and watercolor on paper
Courtesy Carl Hammer Gallery

Henry Darger, Are Seized by Pursueing [sic] Glandelinians. 19 x 48 inches overall (image is detail of one panel)carbon transfer and watercolor on paper

Melvin Edward Nelson, Planetscape #2, n/d. mineral pigment, watercolor on paper18 x 24 inches / 45.7 x 61 cm
Courtesy Cavin-Morris Gallery

Melvin Edward Nelson, Planetscape #2, n/d. mineral pigment, watercolor on paper18 x 24 inches / 45.7 x 61 cm

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Emery Blagdon, Untitled, c. 1956 – 1984.Paint, steel/board13 x 9.75 in  (33.0 x 24.8 cm)
Courtesy Cavin Morris

Emery Blagdon, Untitled, c. 1956 – 1984.Paint, steel/board13 x 9.75 in  (33.0 x 24.8 cm)

Larry Lewis, Untitled (Woman with Urn), c. 1970. mixed media on paper21in x 36 inches / 53.34cm x 91.44cm
Courtesy FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Larry Lewis, Untitled (Woman with Urn), c. 1970. mixed media on paper21in x 36 inches / 53.34cm x 91.44cm

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Andrew Frieder, Untitled (Fish Man), 2007. mixed media on paper16 x 20 inches
Courtesy The Good Luck Gallery

Andrew Frieder, Untitled (Fish Man), 2007. mixed media on paper16 x 20 inches

Alcides Pereira dos Santos, A boat cabin, 1995. Acrylic on canvas28.74 x 85.04 inches
Courtesy Galeria Estação

Alcides Pereira dos Santos, A boat cabin, 1995. Acrylic on canvas28.74 x 85.04 inches

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Manuel Bonifacio, Untitled, c.2013. crayon on paper12 x 16 inches
Courtesy Henry Boxer Gallery

Manuel Bonifacio, Untitled, c.2013. crayon on paper12 x 16 inches

Andy Dixon, Yellow Portrait, 2014.Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 52 x 33 inches
Courtesy Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery

Andy Dixon, Yellow Portrait, 2014.Acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 52 x 33 inches

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Ike Morgan, Untitled (woman on blue background), pastel and charcoal on paper, 20" x 14"
Courtesy Scott Ogden

Ike Morgan, Untitled (woman on blue background), pastel and charcoal on paper, 20" x 14"

Josette Exandier, Nabuchodonosor, 2014Assemblage feathers, bones, and mixed media, 13 x 8 x 4 inches
Courtesy Galerie L’Inlassable

Josette Exandier, Nabuchodonosor, 2014Assemblage feathers, bones, and mixed media, 13 x 8 x 4 inches

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Larry John Palsson (1948-2010), Untitled, n.d., acrylic on art board11.25 x 14.5 inches
Courtesy J. Compton Gallery

Larry John Palsson (1948-2010), Untitled, n.d., acrylic on art board11.25 x 14.5 inches

Gerard Cambon, Peek Frean's, 2006. mixed media9 x 16 x 4 inches
Courtesy Judy A. Saslow Gallery

Gerard Cambon, Peek Frean's, 2006. mixed media9 x 16 x 4 inches

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Matthew Kirk, To Go Where He Went, 2013.Oil, spray paint, chalk, graphite, and latex on sheetrock in artist’s frame, 44 x 60 x 1 inches
Courtesy Louis B. James

Matthew Kirk, To Go Where He Went, 2013.Oil, spray paint, chalk, graphite, and latex on sheetrock in artist’s frame, 44 x 60 x 1 inches

“Uncle Pete” Drgac, Untitled, 1972. enamel on paper14 x 22 inches
Courtesy The Pardee Collection

“Uncle Pete” Drgac, Untitled, 1972. enamel on paper14 x 22 inches

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Philadelphia Wireman, Untitled (green neon tubing), c. 1970–1975.wire, found objects

Philadelphia Wireman, Untitled (green neon tubing), c. 1970–1975.wire, found objects

Martín Ramírez, Untitled, (Stag on mound with fireworks), c.1952-53. graphite, tempera and crayon on paper32 x 19 1/2 inches; 81.3 x 49.5 cm
Courtesy Ricco Maresca

Martín Ramírez, Untitled, (Stag on mound with fireworks), c.1952-53. graphite, tempera and crayon on paper32 x 19 1/2 inches; 81.3 x 49.5 cm

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Howard Finster, I AM A Gourd, 1982. 12 x 7 inches diameter
Courtesy The Ames Gallery

Howard Finster, I AM A Gourd, 1982. 12 x 7 inches diameter

Kwame Akoto (Almighty God), Most Valuable Player...Bill Gates, 2012. Oil on plywood, 48 x 38 inches
Courtesy Ernie Wolfe Gallery

Kwame Akoto (Almighty God), Most Valuable Player...Bill Gates, 2012. Oil on plywood, 48 x 38 inches

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Courtesy Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery; London
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Outsider Art Fair 2015

Since the first Outsider Art Fair, interest in self-taught and folk artists has grown exponentially in the art world—so much so that the genre has had a major stylistic impact on many insider artists, including some with MFAs from the most important graduate programs in the country. This fair remains the premier showcase for this category of work, with a reach that's become worldwide.

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