Posing Movie Star Holding on for Freedom

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    Photo: Dan Jurgens
1991
Watercolor and pencil on paper
30 x 22 inches

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The "posing movie star" figure, subject of numerous Dial works on paper, acknowledges woman's ability to use her physical attributes as a form of power.

The "posing movie star" figure, subject of numerous Dial works on paper, acknowledges woman's ability to use her physical attributes as a form of power. The woman in this work holds a blue bird and a large-chested red tiger. A favorite Dial theme—that the American woman's primary goal is the achievement of equality—is thus reiterated.