Jim Dine, the 87-year-old legend of American art, is taking over the two floors of Galerie Templon's vast space Rue du Grenier-Saint-Lazare in Paris with Grace and Beauty, a spectacular series of previously unseen pieces, specially created for the show.
Combining large scale paintings on wood panel and anthropomorphic bronze sculptures, Jim Dine explores the notion of creation, its power and its limits. The outsized paintings evoke the painter's intimate world of studio walls and palettes, their looming presence bringing to mind stage sets, both abstract and figurative. At their heart lie interlaced brass pipes and various tools, either crushed and distorted beyond recognition. As a counterpoint, a group standing sculptures, part machine, part plant, part classical statues, display a rare degree of complexity and technical virtuosity.Learn more