Jim Dine (American; born 1935)
Embellished lithograph on paper
Signed to lower right
Numbered 5 out of an edition of 7
A limited edition, hand-embellished lithograph on paper by well-listed American artist Jim Dine (born 1935). This print features six colored hearts, a motif that Dine has often explored throughout his career, loosely arranged in to a grid. Each is captioned with the name of its color, over a background of expressionistic drips and splashes. The work is signed and dated 1957 in graphite to the lower right. It is presented behind an off-white mat, under glass, in a simple wood frame.
Born in 1935, Jim Dine was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where during high school he attended the Cincinnati Art Academy studying under Paul Chidlaw (Ohio; 1900 – 1989). He went on to earn his BFA at Ohio University and shortly after moved to New York. He first gained notoriety as a co-creator of multimedia ‘Happenings’ along with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. In 1962 his work was included in the ground-breaking exhibition New Painting of Common Objects curated by Walter Hopps at the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum) considered to be the debut of “Pop-Art” in America. Though his work was often exhibited alongside notable Pop-artists, including Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, Dine never considered himself solely a member of the Pop Art movement.
Over the course of his career Dine developed a large vocabulary of autobiographical symbolism that populates his work in a multitude of media, beginning with the tools he encountered in his childhood in a family of tool makers. He often affixed actual personal objects to his paintings, including rope, saws and other hand tools. His use of recurring imagery continued with palettes, self portraits in the form of bathrobes and hearts that refer to his wife, Nancy.
A select list of museum collections that contain Dine’s work includes the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
- measures frame. Visible image measures 27.75" W x 31.75" H.