Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Outsider Fashion

Image Credit:Hiroko Masuike/The New York TimesTimes

These clothes were made by Giuseppe Versino (1882 – 1963), an Italian asylum inmate who made clothing from braided cleaning rags. Mr. Versino wore his garments, which weigh up to 100 pounds each, whenever permitted.
These pieces are part of “When the Curtain Never Comes Down: Performance Art and the Alter Ego” an exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum.

Via art for housewives

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