One is Adam One is Superman


The Outsider Artists of Creative Growth
by Leon Borenzstein
Introduction by Tom di Maria
Essay by John MacGregor

8-3/4×11-1/4 in; 128 pp; 100 color and B/W photographs
Published in December, 2004
ISBN 0811845311

Providing innovative art programs to adults with developmental, physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, is the oldest and largest nonprofit visual art center in the country. The outsider artists of Creative Growth produce extraordinary artwork—painting, sculpture, drawing, collage—that can only come from within. In this collection, photographs by Leon Borensztein portray each artist honestly and positively, while statements from the artists themselves capture their personal connection to their work. One is Adam, One is Superman offers the viewer a window into the lives and creative souls of these exceptional individuals.

about the authors:
Leon Borenzstein is an internationally renowned photographer whose work has appeared in Life, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, and Vogue International. His photographs can be found in the collections of major museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Biblioteque Nationale, Paris, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He lives in Oakland, California.

Tom di Maria is the Executive Director of Creative Growth Art Center.

John MacGregor, Ph.D. is a Princeton-trained art historian and a recognized authority on psychiatric and outsider art. Dr. MacGregor was the 1990 recipient of the Ernst Kris Prize of the American Society of the Psychopathology of Expression.

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