Jim Love

Jim Love<br /><em>Flowers</em>  1997<br />steel and cast iron<br />11" x 8" x 4"<br />MC 1000
Jim Lovebr /><em>Portable Untitled No. 1</em>  1994<br />welded steel<br />9" x 4 1/2" x 6"<br />JL 37
Jim Love<br /><em>Extension Cord</em>  1971<br />steel and cast iron<br />3 1/4" x 11 1/2" x 6"<br />MC 1006
Jim Love<br /><em>Red Neck Trooper</em>  1964<br />welded steel, cast iron, and brass<br />16 1/8" x 11 1/2" x 6 1/2"<br />WH 7
Jim Love<br /><em>Alas, Poor Yorick</em>  1989<br />welded steel and cast iron<br />19 3/4" x 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"<br />WH 9
Jim Love<br /><em>The Glass Slipper</em>  1988<br />welded steel<br />10 1/2" x 10 7/8" x 5 5/8"<br />JL 45
Jim Love<br /><em>Mother-In-Lieu</em>  1964<br />cast bronze, ed: 1/4<br />12 1/2" x 7 7/8" x 4"<br />WH 8
Jim Love<br /><em>Dumb Duck</em>  1968<br />welded steel<br />19 1/2" x 7" x 8"<br />WH 10
Jim Love<br /><em>Spare Parts (Paper Weight)</em>  1985<br />steel, unique<br />1/4" x 1 3/4" x 2"<br />JL 157

Jim Love was born in Amarillo, Texas in 1927 and died in Houston, Texas in 2005. In 1952 he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he studied with the legendary theater director Paul Baker, who turned Love’s interest from acting to set design. He moved to Houston in 1953 and worked for many institutions, including the Alley Theatre and Houston Grand Opera, as a set fabricator.  In 1956, Jermayne MacAgy, first director of the Contemporary Arts Association hired Love as museum technician. He was closely associated with John and Dominique de Menil and their institutions for nearly fifty years. 

His works are in the permanent collections of many institutions, including The Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, among others. Love’s work has also been included in many exhibitions, including The Art of Assemblage at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1961.


Homage, Moody Gallery 2010
Sculpture, Moody Gallery 2019