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Terry Allen and the American Dream

In Terry Allen’s world, late-night Lone Star-fueled joyrides down North Texas farm roads and small-time criminal escapades take on the power and significance of every great voyage, every triumph, and every retreat and defeat in the history of American civilization.

My America

There’s no one story of any empire and there’s no one story of America. I’ve been telling my family’s story in my work for nearly 20 years now. I’ve only recently been thinking about what my identity as an American artist is.
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