outsider art

Documentary about the life and death of Terry Davis, creator of TempleOS

Documentary about the life and death of Terry Davis, creator of TempleOS

TempleOS was one of the last bizarre wonders of the Internet, a 64-bit operating system made entirely from scratch by one man, Terry Davis, in pursuit of singular religious goals. Davis was mentally

Bill Traylor’s Outsider Art Found a Devoted Admirer in William Louis-Dreyfus

David Zwirner gallery will show Traylor's abstracted figures, which the artist began making in his mid 80s after being born into slavery in 1853.
Daniel Johnston covers The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

Daniel Johnston covers The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows"

Listen to the wonderful outsider musician Daniel Johnston, who died last week, cover The Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." The cover was included on the 2006 compilation "Do It Again: A Tribute to Pet
What We Lost When We Lost Daniel Johnston

What We Lost When We Lost Daniel Johnston

The songwriter brought outsider sensibilities into his music, childlike weirdness into his art, and an earnestness that we desperately needed into the world at large.

Daniel Johnston: True Love Will Find You In The End

An inspiration to so many other artists and musicians, Daniel Johnston‘s vast contribution of simple, honest and haunting works find balance between outsider art and mainstream acceptance. The

Art Review: John Dunkley, an Outsider Artist Deep in the Heart of Jamaica

Long cherished in his homeland, the self-taught artist gets his first large museum survey. And the show is a revelation.
This Forgotten Street Photographer Shot Some of Our Most Iconic Images

This Forgotten Street Photographer Shot Some of Our Most Iconic Images

Garry Winogrand led a controversial life, but he left the world a trove of genius photographs.
This Grandma Makes Thousands of Dollars Selling Moose Turds as Art

This Grandma Makes Thousands of Dollars Selling Moose Turds as Art

Behold the marketing genius of Maine's Mary Winchenbach, a miracle worker who built a thriving business out of poo and puns.
The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.
This Artist Took Over an Entire City Block to Build an African Bead Museum

This Artist Took Over an Entire City Block to Build an African Bead Museum

Olayami Dabls opened the MBad African Bead Museum in Detroit to connect black Americans with African history and culture.
10 Famous Folk Artists Who Carry on the Tradition of Creative Expression

10 Famous Folk Artists Who Carry on the Tradition of Creative Expression

When we think of art, we might picture the likes of the Renaissance Masters whose iconic works still wow us today, or contemporary artists whose cutting edge techniques are simply awe-inspiring. Da
The artist with a super-computing mind

The artist with a super-computing mind

Widener’s super computing mind leads him to use his own algorithms to elaborate numerical puzzles and games that only intelligent and independently-thinking machines of the Singularity age will be