Wheat Fields

Wheat Fields

1989
Artist
Jim Dine, American, 1935-
Born: Cincinnati, OH
Work Locations: United States
Country
United States
sculpture
Patina, paint, and pigment on bronze
Funds from NBT Foundation
1993.110

Jim Dine
Wheat Fields, 1989
Patina, paint and pigment on bronze
Funds from NBT Foundation, 1993.110

Dimensions
overall height: 74 in, 187.9600 cm; overall length: 173 in, 439.4200 cm; overall depth: 84 in, 213.3600 cm; weight: 1500 oz, 42523.5000 g
Edition
2/3
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
Wheat Fields, Dine’s monumental painted bronze sculpture, reflects both the specific landscape surrounding his home in Walla Walla, Washington, as well as a profound meditation on man’s relationship to the land. The artist made the skull from a block of wood he carved with a chain saw, and gathered nearly all of the other objects from recycling facilities and junkyards. After months of trial-and-error assembly, the artist had each object cast in bronze, soldered together, and painted or patinated to mimic the original object’s texture, including the mud on the wheels. Each object is so realistic that the viewer assumes it to be what it appears; it is difficult to believe that this verisimilitude is actually an elaborate façade of paint and patina on bronze.
Exhibition History
  • "Retrospectacle: 25 Years of Collecting Modern and Contemporary Art"--Denver Art Museum, 11/16/2002 - 8/3/2003
  • 3rd Floor Rotation, Denver Art Museum, 5/13/2010 - Present
  • "Focus: The Figure"--Denver Art Museum, 8/9/2008 - 2/2011

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