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W.J.T. Mitchell

W. J. T. MITCHELL is Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor in English and Art History, University of Chicago.

Inside Out: Reflections on Outsider Art

The more the category of the “outsider artist” becomes a hot topic for curators and a prized commodity for collectors, the less coherent it becomes. The category is beset by two incommensurate definitions, the first concerning training, the second involving social status and psychiatric labels.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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