Description

    JIM DINE (American, b. 1935)
    Three Hearts on the Rocks, 2002
    Bronze with turquoise-black patina
    165 x 78 x 78 inches (419.1 x 198.1 x 198.1 cm)
    From the edition of 3
    Produced by Walla Walla Foundry, Washington

    Property of a Distinguished Gentleman

    EXHIBITED:
    Montréal, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, since October 2010

    NOTE:
    This sculpture is located at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and is being offered in situ. The buyer will be responsible for making deinstallation and shipping arrangements from this location. Detailed condition reports are available upon request.

    The iconic form of the perfectly symmetrical heart has been a part of Jim Dine's vocabulary since the mid-1960s. It has appeared prominently in his paintings, drawings and prints as well as in his sculptures. Jim Dine once said that hearts function as a, "sign that one can care, that there is a constant presence of feeling". Dine's touch is evident in this work, with imprints of his hand frequently appearing on his sculptures. In this work, Dine demonstrates his ability to transform the superficial interest in objects into a language of expression and emotion.




    Condition Report*:

    Approx. 15 small, discrete holes created in the metal to prevent corrosion due to rain water/weathering; one heart appears to have lost several inches of its green patina layer, the surface being slightly browner (possibly associated with graffiti removal campaign); several light green surface spots or areas of superficial bronze corrosion products, mostly visible under the rocks; one very small pit of active corrosion on one heart, which can be addressed with minimal treatment; wax protective coating has whitened and is slightly flaking.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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