Recognized internationally as painter, printmaker and sculptor, Jim Dine grew up in Cincinnati, attended Walnut Hills High School, the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Ohio University in Athens. Cincinnati Venus was created after Dine purchased a plaster cast of the 2nd century Venus de Milo, cut of the head and began creating his own interpretation of this icon of art history. The sculpture and its reflecting pool were commissioned by Tipton Associates for Centennial Plaza as a bicentennial gift to the city.
Jim Dine, 1988
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