Tools In Their Places

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 him 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 /ADAGP, Paris. Photo by William J. Hebert