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Hard truths : the art of Thornton Dial

Author: Thornton DialEugene MetcalfJoanne CubbsDavid C DriskellGreg TateAll authors
Publisher: [Indianapolis, Ind.] : Indianapolis Museum of Art ; Munich ; New York : Delmonico Books/Prestel, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thornton Dial has lived his entire life in the American South. Incorporating salvaged objects into his art, he creates epic works including haunting reflections on homelessness, global conflict, the tragedy of 9/11, and African American history.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Thornton Dial; Thornton Dial; Thornton Dial
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thornton Dial; Eugene Metcalf; Joanne Cubbs; David C Driskell; Greg Tate; Indianapolis Museum of Art.
ISBN: 9783791350585 3791350587
OCLC Number: 688559471
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held Feb. 25-May 15, 2011 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and three other museums between Feb. 26, 2012 and June 16, 2013 (New Orleans Museum of Art, Mint Museum, High Museum of Art).
Description: 216 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Giving in to the visionary dream : a visit with Thornton Dial / David C. Driskell --
Thornton Dial : free, black, and brightening up the darkness of the world / Greg Tate --
Hard truths : the art of Thornton Dial / Joanne Cubbs --
Selected works : plates. Struggles : the quest for freedom and equality ; Old hardships : the rural past ; False promises : the plight of the city ; Creative spirit : art against the odds ; Facing troubled times : the contemporary world ; Redemption : musings on the spiritual ; Drawings --
Contributors --
Index.
Other Titles: Art of Thornton Dial
Responsibility: edited by Joanne Cubbs, Eugene W. Metcalf ; essays by Joanne Cubbs, David C. Driskell, Greg Tate.
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