Henry Darger (1892-1973)
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Henry Darger (1892-1973)

Golden Eagle Blengiglomenean Creature, circa 1950

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Henry Darger (1892-1973)
Golden Eagle Blengiglomenean Creature, circa 1950
titled lower edge
watercolor and carbon transfer on paper
14 x 17 in.
Provenance
Carl Hammer Gallery, Chicago

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Lot Essay

"The prettiest kind of Blengiglomenean creature known in Calverinia and elsewhere is the Golden Eagle Pink Tailed Taporian. Its body and wings are formed exactly like that of an immense eagle, while it has a long pink tail with a short rattler at the tip. Its nature is relative to that of the Eagle Headed Blengin, is exceedingly ferocious and cannot be approached with safety by even Christians, women, or children. The body is so immense that a thousand houses could not contain its head; and its tail, though it would look short in a picture, is over seventeen thousand feet in length."

- Henry Darger (as transcribed in Michael Bonesteel, Henry Darger: Art and Selected Writings (New York, 2000), p. 174.)
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