Over the course of his celebrated career, American Pop Art master Jim Dine has developed personal icons from both popular culture and well-known works of art, such as the Venus di Milo.
In The Thunder, Dine was inspired by a museum reproduction of the classical sculpture, yet manipulates the shape and texture of this work to make it his own. The deep, brooding patina further imbues Dine’s sculpture with a stormy presence alluded to in the title. This is one of three major sculptures by the artist in our permanent collection.
Jim Dine. The Thunder, 1991–1995. Bronze, 115 x 34 x 31 inches. Gift of Fred & Lena Meijer. © Jim Dine/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.