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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Photography by Edward C. Robison III.
Title:

The Garden of Eden

From an edition of 6

Artist: Jim Dine (born 1935)
Date: 2003
Dimensions:
82 x 120 x 24 in. (208.3 x 304.8 x 61 cm)
Medium: Stainless steel and painted bronze
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2010.9
Inscriptions: underside: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 [each numbered consecutively]
On View
Accession Number: 2010.9
Provenance(Pace Wildenstein, New York, NY); to Private Collection; to (Christie's, New York, NY), May 12, 2010, lot 295; purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR 2010
Label TextWhile Dine’s work often incorporates everyday, mass-produced objects—a tenet of the Pop Art movement—it is also rather personal in nature. The Garden of Eden combines a variety of utilitarian gardening tools with five small-scale versions of the iconic ancient Venus de Milo. The tools recall the artist’s childhood spent in his parents’ hardware store, and the Venus relates to his longstanding interest in the human figure and the history of art.
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