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Ape & Cat (At the Dance)

WATCH: Public Art on Video – Ape & Cat (At the Dance) (with Jim Dine)

Although they do not have human features, Jim Dine’s Ape & Cat (At the Dance) exude the sort of civility and tenderness to which many urbanites aspire. Made of cast bronze, the figures are at onces amusing, allegorical, and unabashedly romantic. The work derives from a series of Dine’s 1990s drawings and sculptures that follow the relationship of this unlikely but adoring couple. Their sheltered placement along the promenade lends a sense of intimacy, joyousness, and unexpected grace to the site.

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