When Gene Summers began the first restoration of the Biltmore in 1976, he commissioned Jim Dine to create new works for the historic hotel. In the early 1980s, Summers had also arranged for Dine to teach a class at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Dine created the exhibited bronzes specifically for the hotel’s restaurant, Bernard’s, at the school’s foundry. The artist incorporated tools and materials found at the Biltmore during renovations into the bronzes themselves to create a series of forty-six unique works.
made in USA, 1982
material cast bronze
size 13 ¼ h × 14 ¾ w × 5 d in
description This work is unique.
condition Left side of work shows a vertical abrasion with minor subsequent wear to finish. Overall fine condition.