Henry Darger and the friendly Chicago

Chicago on my way to a toy signing at A.Okay Official. It was the first time I spent any significant time there. Even the abandoned factories are beautiful there…they keep a comfortable city. I enjoy how friendly the Mid West is…takes a while to get used to it. Makes you realize how angry and fast the East Coast is. I would miss the pace of NY but Chicago’s a very livable for a large city. I found a full size, all night grocery store with a gigantic parking lot in the middle of the city.

Outsider Art Legend Henry Darger’s bedroom window. I sought it out and sat on his porch…followed his path to work at the local church. I wanted to ring the bell and see if he peaked out of the window but I was a few decades too late. A neighbor asked why I was interested in the house…he had no idea who Darger was; no one in the local coffee house did either. I never met one person in Chicago including gallery owners who had any knowledge of the ‘Hairy Hoo’ or The Imagist Group.” Come on….Say it aint true.

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