|DISKO GIRLS (ANONYMOUS), untitled, crayon on paper, 1970s, Courtesy Delmes & Zander, Cologne + Berlin|
"In a Charged Moment, the Independent Art Fair Keeps It Cool"
Brian Boucher about the Independent Art Fair and our DISKO GIRLS (ANONYMOUS) on ARTNET
(...) “We saved this work to show it here, even though the seller brought it to us last year,” Susanne Zander told me, saying that the fair’s brainy audience is the perfect fit for these sexy, colorful drawings by an anonymous artist known only as Disko Girls. Their discoverer came upon them in an attic in the ’90s in Germany and held onto them until now. Priced at $1,260 each, the drawings typically focus on one or two female figures, often nude, in poses that suggest magazine spreads, sometimes tending to fashion, sometimes to the more prurient variety. The drawings offer at once the shock that so much Outsider art contains—of a previously inaccessible worldview—and another instance of the discoveries that Independent is known for."
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