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Issue 78 Out Soon!

Issue 78 of Raw Vision magazine will be ready to be distributed next week! This issue features:

Mark Beyer's off-the-wall comic art.

Alexis Lippstreu's pencil drawings of paintings by old masters.

Howard Finster's obsession with Elvis.

Veijö Rönkkönen's vast sculpture park in Finland.

Portuguese artist Xico Nico's imaginative and disturbing sculptures.

Contemporary hermit Israele's sanctuary-work in progress on a mountain top near Palermo, Sicily.

Unsung sand sculptors of the early 20th century.

Plus reviews and news from around the world.


Outsider Art from Japan in London, UK

Wellcome Collection’s spring exhibition, Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan, brings together more than 300 works for the first major display of Japanese Outsider Art in the UK. The 46 artists represented in the show are residents and attendees of social welfare institutions across the main island of Honshu, and they present diverse bodies of work including ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture and drawings.

The exhibition runs until June 30, 2013 at Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK

Bonovitz Donation at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection includes nearly 200 drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the 1930s to 2010 by 27 outsider artists. Using unconventional materials in innovative ways, these self-taught artists have drawn upon their life stories and surroundings, as well as popular culture, to create highly personal and intensely compelling objects of rare accomplishment and compelling beauty.

Until June 9, 2013 at Dorrance Galleries, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA

Electric Pencil at Lausanne, Switzerland

The first European show devoted to American artist James Deeds, who produced 283 individually numbered drawings whilst in a psychiatric institution. He executed his drawings in lead pencil, ink and coloured pencil before sewing them together into an album. The current owners of the work searched for five years before finally discovering the creator's identity. In the meantime, he had been nicknamed 'The Electric Pencil' in reference to the letters ECT appearing on several of his drawings, most probably an acronym for 'Electro Convulsive Therapy.'

Until June 30, 2013 at Collection de l’Art Brut, 11, av. des Bergières CH - 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland