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  • How did Henry Darger, a janitor who lived as an outcast and died anonymously in 1973, become an internationally acclaimed figure of outsider art? His incredible story sheds light on multiple issues including how we define and identify artists, the complex relationship between mental health and creativity, as well as the question of elitism in the world of art. OUTSIDER is a seven-part podcast series in which musician Philippe Cohen Solal addresses these issues and explores Henry Darger’s life in conversation with scholars, artists and art curators. With narrator Geoffrey CareyThis podcast accompanies the release of the OUTSIDER album by Philippe Cohen Solal & Mike Lindsay featuring Hannah Peel and Adam Glover. The album is available here: http://smarturl.it/outsiderdarger

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Episodes
  • Apr 14 2021

    A self-taught writer and visual artist, Henry Darger was a man with an extremely prolific, yet secretive career. His life’s work was almost lost, discovered by his landlords only months before he died. Philippe Cohen Solal introduces OUTSIDER, the amazing story of Henry Darger, a seven-part podcast series about Henry Darger, his life, his art and his legacy. 


    This podcast series was created by Philippe Cohen Solal, written by Clémentine Spiler and produced by César Depouilly for ¡Ya Basta! Records. Illustration : Gabriel Jacquel. Narrated by Geoffrey Carey.

    OUTSIDER is an album by Philippe Cohen Solal & Mike Lindsay featuring Hannah Peel and Adam Glover. 

    It’s available here : http://smarturl.it/outsiderdarger


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    4 mins
  • Apr 14 2021

    When Henry Darger moved into a nursing home a few months before he passed away in 1973, his landlords, Kiyoko and Nathan Lerner, found over 30 000 pages of writing and 300 paintings in his apartment. Not only did this discovery save Henry Darger’s life’s work from destruction, it also changed the Lerners’ life forever. In this episode, Philippe Cohen Solal invites Kiyoko Lerner to reminisce about her former tenant, the uncovering of his art and to reflect on the many ways it impacted her and her late husband’s lives. Betsy Fuchs, who used to be Henry Darger’s neighbor also joins the discussion.


    This podcast series was created by Philippe Cohen Solal, written by Clémentine Spiler and produced by César Depouilly for ¡Ya Basta! Records. Illustration : Gabriel Jacquel.

    Excerpts of “History of My life” by Henry Darger told by Geoffrey Carey



    OUTSIDER is an album by Philippe Cohen Solal & Mike Lindsay featuring Hannah Peel and Adam Glover. 

    It’s available here : http://smarturl.it/outsiderdarger


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    28 mins
  • Apr 20 2021

    What makes Henry Darger an outsider artist? In this episode, Philippe Cohen Solal discusses the label and the artistic movement with Debra Kerr, President and CEO of Intuit, the Center of Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago. Together they dive into Henry Darger’s visual works and analyse his very particular creative process. 


    This podcast series was created by Philippe Cohen Solal, written by Clémentine Spiler and produced by César Depouilly for ¡Ya Basta! Records. Illustration : Gabriel Jacquel. Special thanks to Geoffrey Carey for reading excerpts of Henry Darger’s written works.

    OUTSIDER is an album by Philippe Cohen Solal & Mike Lindsay featuring Hannah Peel and Adam Glover. 

    Available here : http://smarturl.it/outsiderdarger


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    22 mins

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