Inside the Souls Grown Deep Foundation warehouse
November 4, 2013
In the mid-80s, Bill Arnett started seriously collecting work by self-taught African American artists in the South. Since then, he's amassed a collection unlike any other in its size, scope, and devotion to artists like Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, Purvis Young, and others. Today, the collection is managed by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in a warehouse on Atlanta's westside. The pictures that follow offer only a small glimpse at the thousands of works contained in the collection.
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Grouping of Lonnie Holley works, including “The Spirit of the Man By the Chicken House Door,” “The Misuse of Woman,” “Early Beginner,” and “From the Little Top to the Big Top” (hanging).
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