Jim Dine's Pinocchio

Since Jim Dine was six years old and watched the Disney adaptation, he has been fascinated with Pinocchio.

The lithographs on view at the Chrysler Museum were inspired by The Adventures of Pinocchio: Story of a Puppet, a series of short stories written in 1881 by Italian writer and journalist Carlo Collodi. Unlike the family-friendly Disney rendition, the serial presents tales that are much darker. Pinocchio breaks numerous promises to be good to his father, has money stolen from him, and even eludes several attempts on his life.