Dream Book and Journal

Price: $6,500.00

Hardcover. Octavo blank book. Unpaged, about 80 leaves used, with many items inserted, or affixed to leaves. Moderate wear, very good. A dream book and journal kept by an artist, educated at the Philadelphia College of Art but was later institutionalized at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, New York. Creedmoor featured an artists' program called the Living Museum. Thid artist who has exhibited at a Soho Gallery, was one of six artists profiled in Academy Award-winning documentarian Jessica Yu's 1998 film *The Living Museum*, which was nominated for a Sundance Grand Jury Prize. The artist has illustrated the cloth covers of the book and embellished the interior with many accomplished drawings, collages, inserted illustrations, poetry, accounts of her dreams, medical prescriptions, and calligraphy. A fascinating and accomplished journal of outsider art that illustrates well the link between art and madness.

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Dream Book and Journal