These lists are meant to be an introduction to some of the most useful resources for further research (in English and French), on historical collections and contemporary.


Collections & Stories

Museum of the Mind, Bethlam Royal Hospital Archives and Museum Services, Beckenham, (London), England.

Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium.

Halle St. Pierre, Max Fourny Collection and Musée d'art Naïf, Paris, France.

Collection de L'Art Brut (Dubuffet's core collection), Lausanne, Switzerland.

L'Aracine (Collection), Bibliography is extensive here.

LaM, Musée d'Art moderne de Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France. (Large L'Aracine donation).

abcd / Art Brut  (Bruno Decharme's core collection) Paris & Prague.

Hans Prinzhorn Collection, Denmark.

Art en Marge, Belgium.

The Adolf Wolfli Foundation, Bern, Switzerland.

Musée de la Création Franche. France.

The Anthony Petullo Collection of Self Taught & Outsider Art, Milwaukee, USA. (Media clips on artists, History Bibliography with excerpts from texts, and online exhibits).

Contemporary Creators & Organizations - Global

Art Brut Center Gugging, Austria.

Riera Studio and Art Brut Project Cuba.

Kunsthaus Kannen, Museum for Outsider Art and Art Brut. Munster, Germany.

Nek Chand Foundation, and Garden, Chandigarh, India.

Alma Rumball, Canada.

Artesian. Edinburgh, Scotland. Group of Artists - Art Brut.

The Creative Spirit Centre, Toronto, ON. Canada.

Les Impatients, Quebec, QC. Canada.

Arts Projects Australia.

Able Art Japan.

Gaia Museum of Outsider Art, Denmark.

Creative Growth Centre, Oakland, California.

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, USA.


Exhibit Catalogues

Inner Worlds Outside. Exhibition Catalogue. Co-published by Whitechapel Gallery, London Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Fundación “La Caixa”, Madrid. 2006.

Art Brut, Collection abcd. Barbara Safarova and Terezie Zemankova. Catalogue. Prague: City Gallery Prague, Editions. 2006.

L'Aracine et L'Art Brut (French). Madeleine Lommel and Ricardo Aquino. L'Aracine.

Art Brut: The Origins of Outsider Art. Lucienne Peiry. Paris: Flammarion, 2006

Raw Creation: Outsider art and beyond. John Maizels. London: Phaidon. 2000.

Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art. Exhibition Catalogue. Maurice Tuchman and Carol S. Eliel. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 1992.


Scholarly Books

Learning from Madness: Brazilian Modernism and Global Contemporary Art. Kaira M. Cabanas. University of Chicago Press. 2018

Demented Art: Report on Chinese Mental Patients' Art. Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House, available through Mandarin Books. China, 2007.

Jean Dubuffet: Works, Writings, Interviews. Valerie da Costa and Fabrice Hergott. Barcelona: Ediciones Poligrafa. 2006.

The Discovery of the Art of the Insane. John MacGregor. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 1989.


Articles, Reviews, & Essays

Review of Inner Worlds Outside exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, by Adrian Searle, the Guardian, England, 2006.

Champs Libre, In Pursuit of Art Brut. Sarah Lombardi, in an online essay and exhibition.

Outsider Art: Some ethical considerations for art educators. Lorrie Blair, in Canadian Review of Art Education, Research and Issues. St. Catharines: 2000. Vol. 27, Iss. 2; p. 33.

"Outsider Art" in the Context of Central European Modern Art. Marie Rakusanova, in Art Brut Collection abcd. Catalogue. Prague: City Gallery Prague, Editions. 2006.

Jean Dubuffet and the Deculturation of Art. Samantha Krukowski. Online Thesis, 1992. Department of Art History, Washington University, St. Louis, USA.

All Faiths Beautiful, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore. John Kissick, Review in Canadian Art (magazine). Spring 2008. pg. 87.


Raw Vision. Website.

Création Franche. Magazine by Musée de la Création Franche.

Pamphlets, and Flyers.

Dubuffet's Closerie Faballa, Pamphlet. Side 1. Side 2.

Fondation Dubuffet. Ticket Stub. 2007.

Petra Werle. Exhibition Small Poster. Halle Saint Pierre. Paris, France. 2007.

India. Nek Chand and Jivya Soma Mashe. Exhibition Small Poster. Halle Saint Pierre. Paris, France. 2007.

Art en Marge. Pamphlet. Brussels. Side 1. Side 2.

Joël Lorand. Exhibition Postcard. Side 1. Side 2. Galerie Béatrice Soulié. Paris, France. 2007.

DVDs and Media clips

The Alma Drawings. Fire Watch Films and Vision TV. Information, outline, about the award winning film, and to purchase.

Art Brut: portrait. Alexandre Lobanov, Gene Merritt, Henry Darger, Zdenek Kosek, Richard Greaves. Version française & English version. Films by Bruno Decharme, 2005.

Collection de L'Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. (A selection of DVDs for sale online).

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