Monday, January 26, 2015

Andrew Edlin Boosts Outsider Art Market Ahead of NYC's Outsider Art Fair

By Dan Duray
NEW YORK---On January 29 the Outsider Art Fair will launch its 23rd edition, boasting 50 exhibitors (its most ever) at Center 548 in Chelsea, all part of a trend owner Andrew Edlin (of the eponymous gallery) sees as a growing demand and relevance for outsider art in the past few years. As examples he cited the sale of a Henry Darger work at Christie’s Paris in December for over $700,000 and the prevalence of outsider artists (generally defined as those who work outside the art systems of their time or without training) in the last Venice Biennale, or at the most recant Carnegie International. [link]