"Missing the Big One" is a Jack Daniel's bottle attached to a stuffed fish partially eaten by rats. Holley warned (himself) against using alcohol as a solution to personal problems.


  • Title: Missing the Big One
  • Creator: Lonnie Holley
  • Creator Lifespan: b. 1950
  • Creator Nationality: American
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Date Created: 1997
  • Location Created: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Subject Keywords: Alcoholism, Substance abuse, Black art, African American art
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: © Lonnie Holley / Photo: Stephen Pitkin, Pitkin Studio
  • External Link: https://www.soulsgrowndeep.org/artist/lonnie-holley
  • Medium: Jack Daniels bottle and stuffed fish

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