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The Technicolor Heart (The Big One), 2004

Jim Dine
(American, born 1935)

Location: Washington State University, Pullman

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Artist Jim Dine combined bronze and oil enamel to create The Technicolor Heart (The Big One) , which he refers to as a "double sided painting," covered in hand tools and inspired by his earliest memories of work. After the Virginia Tech shooting (April 16, 2007), the artwork was surrounded by small white hearts that were placed by Washington State University students as a spontaneous memorial to that tragic event. This is the power of public art. It enlivens our public spaces and acts as a point of conversation and connection.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Washington State University.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jim Dine is best known for his drawings and prints, and is closely connected to the development of Pop art in the early 1960s in New York City. He often attached everyday objects, such as tools, rope, or shoes, to his art.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dine received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University. He has been the subject of several major museum retrospectives including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Guggenheim Museum, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Dine lives in New York, Paris, and Walla Walla in Southeast Washington.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - coated metals

Painting - paint on rigid surface / mixed media

Medium

Silicon bronze with oil enamel

Dimensions

12 ft x 11 ft 5 in x 3 ft

ID Number

WSAC2004.059.000

Acquisition Method

Direct purchase

Artist Location

New York, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Washington State University

Artwork Location

Washington State University
Stadium & Grimes intersection, northwest corner

WA County

Whitman

Setting

Exterior

Site Type

University

Address

Wilson Road and NE Stadium Way
Pullman, WA 99164

Geo. Coordinates

46.730407 | -117.159602

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