Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tools + Fire, 2010
93" x 108" x 63"
Two Big Black Hearts by Jim Dine (bronze)
Jim Dine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1935. He grew up in what he regards as the beautiful landscape of the Midwest, a tone and time to which he returns constantly. He studied at the University of Cincinnati and the Boston Museum School and received his BFA from Ohio University in 1957.
American pop artist Jim Dine (June 16, 1935) is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement. Like pop artists, Dine incorporates images of everyday objects from everyday life such as tools, rope, shoes, neckties, and other articles of clothing, and even a bathroom sink, to his canvases and in his art.
Dine, renowned for his wit and creativity as a Pop and Happenings artist, has a restless, searching intellect that leads him to challenge himself constantly. Over four decades, Dine has produced more than three thousand paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints, as well as performance works, stage and book designs, poetry, and even music. His art has been the subject of numerous individual and group shows and is in the permanent collections of museums around the world.