The Eyes of the United States on the Big Game

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    Photo: Gamma One Conversions
Pencil, charcoal, and colored pencil on paper
29.5 x 41.5 inches
Collection of
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Gift of William S. Arnett

Dial watched a televised prizefight on a Monday night and national election returns the following evening. Both the presidential campaigns and the boxing match—along with talk-show arguments, trials (as in Dial's later "O.J." series), and even wars—seem to Dial little more than interchangeable combats staged for the entertainment of an audience. —Paul Arnett