Founded in New York in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair is an exhibition dedicated to showcasing self-taught art, art brut and outsider art from around the world that has displayed the art of many important artists such as Henry Darger, Bill Traylor, Dan Miller, Shinichi Sawada, Luboš Plný and others. Some of the self-taught artists displayed on the Outsider Air Fair such as Susan Te Kahurangi King and Henry Darger endured neurological or psychiatric disorders, like Daniel Johnston whose family has created the Hi, how are you project to generate awareness about mental health issues with the general public. In Panter's essay dedicated to the exhibition, he mentioned “Despite their conditions, each has built a powerful and unique fantasy world out of images from mass media – hieroglyphs of returning images and characters.”
Daniel Johnston: Psychedelic Drawings is shown at Electric Lady Studios, the Greenwich Village recording Mecca founded by Jimi Hendrix in 1969, other exhibitions from the fair are across multiple locations in Manhattan. “Art has always been a fixture at Electric Lady Studios, from the large sci-fi, space murals commissioned by Hendrix, to the decoupage installations done here in the early 1970s. I began building my own collection of Daniel’s work and recognised that a separate collection for the studio would be great inspiration for musicians recording here. The creative dialog begins instantly when people see them,” notes Lee Foster, Electric Lady’s Managing Partner.