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History Refused to Die

Artist:
Thornton Dial (American, Emelle, Alabama 1928–2016 McCalla, Alabama)
Date:
2004
Medium:
Okra stalks and roots, clothing, collaged drawings, tin, wire, steel, Masonite, steel chain, enamel, and spray paint
Dimensions:
8 ft. 6 in. × 87 in. × 23 in. (259.1 × 221 × 58.4 cm)
Classifications:
Paintings, Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.548.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© Thornton Dial
Not on view
William S. Arnett, Atlanta (2004–5; his gift in 2005 to Tinwood Alliance); Tinwood Alliance, Atlanta (2005–10; transfer in 2010 to Souls Grown Deep); Souls Grown Deep Foundation, Atlanta (2010–14; their gift to MMA)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Thornton Dial in the 21st Century," September 25, 2005–January 8, 2006, unnumbered cat. (pp. 170–71).

Paul Arnett in Thornton Dial in the 21st Century. Ed. Paul Arnett, Joanne Cubbs, and Eugene W. Metcalf Jr. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Atlanta, 2005, p. 131, ill. pp. 170–71 (color).

Jane Livingston in Thornton Dial in the 21st Century. Ed. Paul Arnett, Joanne Cubbs, and Eugene W. Metcalf Jr. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Atlanta, 2005, p. 311.

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