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Thornton Dial, Pioneering Artist Who Channeled Everyday Materials Into Intricate Constructions, Dies at 87

Artist Thornton Dial, who used found objects, fabric, and paint to make astounding, intricate wall reliefs and sculptures that harbor nuanced narratives at once grand and intimate, died yesterday, Monday, January 25, at his home in Emelle, Alabama. The cause of death was … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Thornton Dial, 'Works on Paper,' 2015, installation view. 
 
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‘Thornton Dial: Works on Paper’ at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York

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Thornton Dial's Lines of the Tree of Life, 1999.

COURTESY MARIANNE BOESKY

Marianne Boesky Announces Representation of Thornton Dial

Thornton Dial is now represented by Marianne Boesky, the gallery announced today. His first show will run at the 64th Street location from November 5 through December 19, and will feature Dial’s works on paper.Born in rural Alabama in 1928, … Read More


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The Error of Margins: Vernacular Artists and the Mainstream Art World

Earlier this year Jasmin Tsou, proprietor of the downtown Manhattan gallery JTT, bought an Artforum magazine subscription for Marlon Mullen, an artist who had recently joined her stable. The magazine would be used as source material: Mullen’s acrylic paintings on … Read More


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‘You Become Better with Age’

Artists who are going strong at 80 and up find that old age offers freedom, self-assurance, and room to explore Read More