Seven Views of the Hermaphrodite [3]

Jim Dine
(b. 1935)

Seven Views of the Hermaphrodite [3]

Charcoal and chalk
24 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches
Item description: 

In 1990 Dine traveled to the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, where he spent seven days in the galleries to create this seven-part work, based on a statue of a hermaphrodite.

To highlight the subject's dual sexuality, antique sculptures of hermaphrodites typically display the figure in a complex, twisting pose. In each drawing, Dine depicted the figure from a different viewpoint. The sequence invokes the movement of the turning figure and its ability to define the space around it.


© 2011 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York