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Laurent Danchin 1947-2017

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The close world of outsider art was thrown into mourning at the announcement of the death of Laurent Danchin, France’s leading intellectual, writer and curator in the field of Outsider Art and art brut.  Danchin was the author of over 15 books and catalogues and the curator of many highly influential exhibitions. He was a great champion of self-taught artists, especially Chomo whom he visited weekly for many years. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Collection de l’art brut in Lausanne and Raw Vision’s French editor since its inception in 1989. His loss is a great blow to the field and to the many people who were privileged to know him over the years. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

messages can be sent to claradanchin@hotmail.fr