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Victory in Iraq

Artist:
Thornton Dial (American, Emelle, Alabama 1928–2016 McCalla, Alabama)
Date:
2004
Medium:
Mannequin head, barbed wire, steel, clothing, tin, electrical wire, wheels, stuffed animals, toy cars and figurines, plastic spoons, woods, basket, oil, enamel, spray paint and Splash Zone compound on canvas on wood
Dimensions:
83 1/2 in. × 11 ft. 3 in. × 16 in. (212.1 × 342.9 × 40.6 cm)
Classifications:
Paintings, Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.548.6
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. 260–61).

Indianapolis Museum of Art. "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," February 25–May 15, 2011, no. 36 (lent by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation).

New Orleans Museum of Art. "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," February 26–May 20, 2012, no. 36.

Charlotte, N. C. Mint Museum. "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," July 2–September 30, 2012, no. 36.

Atlanta. High Museum of Art. "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial," March 23–June 16, 2013, no. 36.

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. 306.

Richard R. Brettell 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. 270, ill. pp. 260–61 (color).

Charles Russell. "'It's about Ideas': The Art of Thornton Dial." Sacred and Profane: Voice and Vision in Southern Self-Taught Art. Ed. Carol Crown and Charles Russell. Jackson, Miss., 2007, p. 179.

Joanne Cubbs in Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial. Ed. Joanne Cubbs and Eugene W. Metcalf. Exh. cat., Indianapolis Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 72–73, 75, 153, no. 36, fig. 59 (color detai), ill. pp. 158–59 (color), 160–61 (color detail).



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