Laurent Danchin (1946–2017)

13.01.2017 News

Raw Vision announcement: 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 and worked as 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.

Also for Collection De Stadshof Foundation Danchin was an important and sympathetic ambassador abroad. He was the author of the introduction text in Solitary Creations. 51 Artists out of the De Stadshof Collection.

We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.