One Little Scared Negro: A Man's Hands Feel Tied (Scared of the Nurse)

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Pencil and watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

With the vibrant and expressive line that characterizes Thornton Dial’s works on paper, the artist documents an experience in which he was hospitalized and given a shot. The event terrorized Dial, and here he renders it in expressive detail.