Don Kaplan features Dean Millien's work in The New York Post:
For almost four decades, animals have held the key to Dean Millien’s mind; and now with a healthy dose of aluminum foil, they hold the key to his future.
Millien — an artist turned newly minted entrepreneur — has a developmental disability and lives in a residential program in Brooklyn. Yet his gift for turning aluminum foil into high art — specifically animal sculptures — has led to his work being displayed in a Brooklyn gallery and now made an integral part of the décor for the J.Crew flagship store on Madison Avenue.
January 26--28 marks the annual Outsider Art Fair, and among the established dealers involved in the soaring market for outsider artists will be a relative newcomer: the LAND Gallery. Located at 67 Front Street in Dumbo, LAND (for League Artist Natural Design) opened a little more than a year ago as an outgrowth of the League Treatment Center, a 50-year-old organization dedicated to helping the mentally and developmentally disabled.