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    JIM DINE (American, b. 1935)
    Venus at Sunset, 1983
    Carved and painted composite acrylic sculpture in five parts
    62 x 20 x 18 inches (157.5 x 50.8 x 45.7 cm) (tallest)

    Property of a Distinguished Gentleman

    NOTE:
    Dine's interest in the Venus figure began in the seventies after buying a Venus de Milo statuette in a supply shop in Paris. He was interested in the object because of its connection to Greek-Roman history. "I have this reverence for the ancient world. I mean the Greco-Roman society...I have this need to connect with the past in my way, and also I'm devoted to the ideal of woman, as a figure of enchantment." "So that when I went to the art supply store...and got a Venus de Milo figure, it was not with the idea of celebrating kitsch. I was not responding to it as an object of Pop Art, or popular culture. I saw it as a timeless classical figure which held the memory of its magnificence even in its reduced size...I was painting still lifes in the late 1970s, and I would include it, the plaster cast. But then I knocked the head off of it and made it mine." Ever since that first appearance, the Venus has been a recurring theme in the artist's work.




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