The Arts

Variations on a Theme


Photo: Jeff Miller.

A six-foot-tall sculpture by Jim Dine, one of the country’s most significant artists, is now on permanent display at the entrance of the UW’s Chazen Museum of Art. Ancient Fishing is one of two large sculptures Dine gave to the museum in May after being bowled over by the building’s architecture. His gift, in total, included sixty-seven of his works made from 1982 to 2000 that revolved around the iconic theme of a skull. Dine is a prolific artist whose work has been shown in nearly three hundred exhibitions worldwide, including at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His signature method is using recurring themes.

Published in the Fall 2014 issue


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