1648. The collector is searching for contradictions, inexplicable juxtapositions and outright insanity coupled with crudity of application and the lack of all technical skills.
1649. Let us consider a classic case to illustrate the point: Adolph Wolfli. Wolfli was an inmate of an insane asylum is Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century. What brought him to the asylum? He was convicted of abusing children, and when he arrived at the asylum, being a violent person, he was held in solitary confinement, staying in solitary for many years.
1650. He spent his entire life in the asylum, dying in 1930. As an outsider artist he had many great advantages, first how could he fail to succeed with a name like Adolph, which marks him, to modern sensibilities, as a man utterly cut off from the rest of the world. Then there was the question of his crime, the sort that, more than any other, excludes the perpetrator from the human community.