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Thornton Dial (1928-2016)
PROPERTY FROM THE LOUIS-DREYFUS FAMILY COLLECTIONS
Thornton Dial (1928-2016)

The Reservoir, 1990

Details
Thornton Dial (1928-2016)
The Reservoir, 1990
initialed TD upper left corner
oil on canvas
71 x 96 in.
Provenance
Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York
Literature
Amiri Bakara and Thomas McEvilley, Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger (Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Museum of American Folk Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and The American Center, Paris, 1993), p. 92.
William Louis-Dreyfus, Karen Wilkin and Trenton Doyle Hancock, Inside the Outside: Five Self-taught Artists from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation (William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, 2015), no. 3.
Exhibited
New York, The New Museum of Contemporary Art and The Museum of American Folk Art, Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger, 17 November 1993 - 2 January 1994.
Katonah, New York, Katonah Museum of Art; Greensboro, North Carolina, Weatherspoon Art Museum; and Naples, Florida, The Baker Museum, Inside the Outside: Five Self-Taught Artists from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation, 19 July - 11 October 2015 (Katonah), 21 May - 4 September 2016 (Greensboro), 28 March - 23 July 2017 (Naples).

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Lot Essay

I love the irony (or is it vengeance) of an American cultural miracle occurring through the very existence American society has endlessly tried to suppress and defeat. Also I am carried away by the wealth of issues that flow from contemplating Dial, his life, his art, the incredible bootstrap quality of his getting it done, his subject matter and his gentleness and humor.
- W L-D.
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