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Thudarkages

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Thudarkages

Artist: William T. Wiley (American, 1937 - 2021)
Date: 1972
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
Overall: 84 x 192 in. (213.4 x 487.7 cm.)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1973.20
Accession number: 1973.20
Classification: painting
InscriptionThudarkages (l,l acrylic in image)
Exhibition HistoryThe Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA, June 14 - July 1 1991

"William T. Wiley," School of Visual Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, May 2 - 30, 1981

"Wiley Territory," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, Dec. 9, 1979 - Jan. 27, 1980; (Circulated to: Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, May 10 - June 21, 1980; Denver Art Museum, July 19 - Aug. 31, 1980; Des Moines Art Center, Sept. 29 - Nov. 9, 1980 (the exhibition traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and to the Phoenix Art Museum, THUDARKAGES was withdrawn after the Des Moines Art Center showing))

"Twenty-five Years of American Painting: 1948-1973," Des Moines Art Center, Mar. 5 - Apr. 22, 1973
Published ReferencesTHE NATHAN EMORY COFFIN COLLECTION, a portfolio of fifty selections from the collection, published by the Des Moines Art Center to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Nathan Emory Coffin, 1981, b/w ill.

Matthew Kangas, "William T. Wiley - The Limits of Elusiveness," VANGUARD, Vol.9, No.10, Dec. 1980 - Jan. 1981, ref. p.11

"25 Years of American Painting: 1948 - 1973," Des Moines Art Center, 1973, exh. cat. ill. pl. no.50

DMAC Annual Report, 1973, ill.

DES MOINES ART CENTER: SELECTED PAINTINGS, SCULPTURES AND WORKS ON PAPER, Des Moines Art Center, ref. pp.213, 215 & 216

"Wiley Territory," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1979, exh. cat. checklist no.5, ref. & ill. p.16

"William T. Wiley," School of Visual Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1981, exh. cat. b/w ill. p.22
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