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Jim Dine, City of Glass #3, 2014, bronze, glass, stainless steel, found objects, lacquer, 77 × 45 × 56".

Jim Dine

Galerie Templon | Paris

Jim Dine, City of Glass #3, 2014, bronze, glass, stainless steel, found objects, lacquer, 77 × 45 × 56".

At eighty, Jim Dine still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Five recent sculptures featuring the artist’s toolbox staples—hammers, wrenches, pliers, hooks, saws, C-clamps, and so on—include a material he has rarely worked with before: glass. Souvenirs of his family’s hardware store as well as extensions of his own hands, Dine’s tools have been an autobiographical motif since the 1960s, showing up in drawings, paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs. Literally and figuratively breathing new life into his personal iconography, Dine’s foray into glassblowing (a collaboration with James Mongrain, whose studio has previously produced work for the likes of Dale Chihuly and Kiki Smith) integrates airy baubles and pipes into dense thickets of melted, twisted, and painted metal. Each titled City of Glass (all 2014), the tabletop arrangements counterbalance Dine’s signature

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