Jim Dine is among the most prodigious and prolific masters of the Contemporary period. In paintings, prints and sculpture, he frequently uses everyday objects—in this case, tools. For the artist, they reference work but also connect with his biography as his grandparents owned a hardware store during his youth.
Jim Dine. Tools In Their Places, 1984. Bronze, 54 x 110 x 50 inches. Promised gift of the Artist. © Jim Dine/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.