Henry Darger, American, 1892–1972 I wish this was my home, Date unknown Carbon ink, pencil, tempera, and printed paper on paper 24 × 107 1/2 in. (61 × 272.5 cm) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Nathan Lerner, 1980.65.a-b
Short A pale, multimedia landscape with a mountain range, voluminous clouds on the horizon, and a lake and beach in the foreground is dotted with men wearing square black hats and girls wearing blue dresses.
Short This wide, colored drawing depicts the interior of a house with more than a dozen young girls in dresses and four nude figures with large horns and striped tails. Six large windows reveal a lightening storm outside.
Short In this wide drawing of a whimsical landscape, dark clouds roll in on the right and a house, two fairies with large butterfly wings, trees, and other objects blow in the window. Seven blond girls in dresses and one naked brunette girl sit or stand in the foreground with three men talking in the bushes behind them.