Collection de l’Art Brut
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Collection de l’Art BrutThis museum of outsider art houses a unique and often enlightening assembly of pieces crafted by outcasts, mental-ward patients, prisoners, and other artists lacking any formal training. It owes its origins to the French-born artist Jean Dubuffet, who not only coined the phrase art brut but was among the first to recognize the quality of work produced by the various self-taught creators he encountered. He collected their output over the years and, in 1971, donated it all to the city of Lausanne. Don’t miss Vivian Girls by Henry Darger, an American hospital custodian whose fantastic pieces are some of the best-known examples of outsider art. The 3rd Biennial of Outsider Art will take place from November 2017 to April 2018.