[NetBehaviour] Found in a Junk Shop: Secrets of an Undiscovered Visionary Artist.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Jun 25 11:50:48 CEST 2013
Found in a Junk Shop: Secrets of an Undiscovered Visionary Artist.
His story is one shrouded in mystery, almost lost forever, intertwined
with secret societies, hidden codes, otherworldly theories and seemingly
impossible inventions before his time. Unseen for decades and salvaged
by a junk dealer in the 1960s from a trash heap outside a house in
Texas, his entire body of work would later go on to marvel the
intellectual world. But during his lifetime, Charles Dellschau had only
been known as the grouchy local butcher.
In 1969, used furniture dealer Fred Washington bought 12 large discarded
notebooks from a garbage collector, where they found a new home in his
warehouse under a pile of dusty carpets. In 1969, art history student,
Mary Jane Victor, was scouring through his bazaar of castaways when she
came upon the mysterious works of a certain Charles Dellschau. Inside
the scrapbooks she discovered a remarkable collection of strange
watercolours and collage pieces. More than 2,500 intricate drawings of
flying machines alongside cryptic newspaper clippings filled the pages,
crudely sewn together with shoelaces and thread.
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