Jim Dine
Night Venus and Sappho
1985

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About

Jim Dine incorporates images of everyday objects in his art, but he diverges from the coldness and impersonal nature of pop art by making works that fuse personal passions and everyday experiences. His repeated use of familiar and personally significant objects, such as a robe, hands, tools, and hearts, is a signature of his art. In his early work, Dine created mostly assemblages in which he attached actual objects to his painted canvases. From 1959 to 1960, Dine also was a pioneer of happenings, works of art that took the form of theatrical events or demonstrations.
In 1967 Dine and his family moved to London, England, where he devoted his energies to printmaking and drawing. Dine's attention turned to sculptural work in the early 1980s when he created sculptures based on the sculpture Venus de Milo.
His recent art uses imagery borrowed from ancient Greek, Egyptian, and African objects. In his paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphics, collages and assemblages he combined different techniques with handwritten texts and words and set real everyday objects against undefined backgrounds. The objects were both commonplace and personal, both poetic and ironic, reflecting his feelings about life. His constantly varied bathrobe, transparent to the gaze of the world, was a kind of metaphor for a self-portrait.

Catalogue raisonne: D'Oench-Feinberg 193
Details
Artist
Jim Dine (b. 1935, American)
Creation Year
1985
Medium
Engraving
Etching
Movement & Style
Contemporary
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
33.75 in. H x 25.75 in. W
Dealer Location
Santa Fe, NM
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU128882433
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