Jim Dine

The Plant Becomes a Fan

The Plant Becomes a Fan by Jim Dine

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Metamorphosis has been a concern of Dine's work throughout his career. In his printmaking especially he has anthropomorphised tools, giving them a humanised appearance, such as marching pliers with jaws open and brushes sprouting hair. This sculpture series was started before Dine moved to London and was completed on his return to the United States in 1974.

Title
The Plant Becomes a Fan
Artist/creator
Production date
1974
Medium
cast aluminium
Dimensions
730 x 360 x 290 mm
Inscription
Jim Dine 1963 - 73 P #1 (05) (on back of base)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/5/1-5
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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