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Jim Dine

American, b. 1935

The Ohio-born artist Jim Dine brought his ever-shifting, multidisciplinary vision to New York in 1958, a time of transition in the American art world. Abstract Expressionism, which had dominated the scene for years, was on the wane, and a group of young artists, including Dine, Allan Kaprow, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, was eager to replace it with a movement that flipped the traditional rules of art-making on their head.

Beyond dissolving the boundaries between mediums and genres, attaching found objects and detritus to their canvases, these revolutionaries began staging performative “happenings” in public spaces, redefining the very definition of a work of art. As Pop art took form, Dine used objects with personal significance, like his paintbrushes, to transform his paintings into two-dimensional sculptures. He was included in the Norton Simon Museum’s 1962 “New Painting of Objects,” often considered the first true Pop art exhibition in America, but he remained a chameleon, constantly changing his style, material and technique.

More than his contemporaries, Dine has forged new paths in drawing, scrawling words and names across the canvas to create graphic, abstract landscapes. He is obsessed by certain motifs — such as hearts and his own bathrobe — which recur in various forms throughout his oeuvre. He has occasionally worked in classical genres, such as portraiture, as exemplified by the 1980 aquatint Nancy Outside in July. He has also co-opted the bold, graphic vocabulary of advertising and commercials, as in the sleek 2010 composition Gay Laughter at the Wake.

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Watercolored By Jim Dine
By Jim Dine
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION: Jim Dine Watercolored By Jim Dine 2015 Watercolor and copperplate etching 42 x 56 1/2 in. Edition of 6; each piece is unique Pencil signed, dated and numbered...
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2010s Pop Art Jim Dine

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Watercolor, Etching

Pinocchio
By Jim Dine
Located in New York, NY
This is a silkscreen and woodcut print created in 2007. It is signed and numbered in graphite from the edition of 118 (plus 18 APs). This print comes directly from the publisher, Lin...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Jim Dine

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Screen, Woodcut

Pinocchio
Pinocchio
H 37.5 in W 27 in
8 Hearts / Look, Lt. Ed Off-set Lithograph with metallic paper collage overlay
By Jim Dine
Located in New York, NY
Jim Dine 8 Hearts / Look, Off-set Lithograph with metallic paper collage overlay Galerie Thomas exhibition print, 1970 Color lithograph and offset lithograph on wove paper Plate sign...
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1970s Pop Art Jim Dine

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Lithograph, Offset

Jim Dine- Five Feet of Colorful Tools
By Jim Dine
Located in Brooklyn, NY
"The Tel-Avic Museum hosts the Museum Modern Art Museum of NY February April 1980 in a retrospective of American Art in the 20th Century" Poster created for a retrospective exhibitio...
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20th Century Pop Art Jim Dine

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Offset

Jim Dine-The Cardinal Red Robe
By Jim Dine
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jim Dine's exhibition at the Walker Art Center in 1984, featuring a poster representing a Cardinal Robe in dark red, marked a significant moment in the artist's career and the cultur...
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20th Century Pop Art Jim Dine

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Offset

Jim Dine-Paintings, Drawings and Etchings
By Jim Dine
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Jim Dine's connection with Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and his poster featuring a robe are intriguing aspects of his artistic career and collaborations. In 1976...
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20th Century Pop Art Jim Dine

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Offset

Jim Dine Study of Pigs for the Oo La La portfolio box with Ron Padgett blue
By Jim Dine
Located in New York, NY
This drawing is a study for the portfolio box from the Jim Dine Oo La La portfolio of 15 lithographs printed offset from zinc plates. The portfolio was produced in collaboration with Ron Padgett and published by Petersburg Press, London. An image of the portfolio cover can be found in the listing photos. The late 1960s and early 70s saw Dine’s interest in literary pursuits grow: he illustrated and published a book of his own poetry entitled Welcome Home Lovebirds (Trigram Press, 1969), and he provided drawings and photographs for the publications of Padgett and other New York School poets: Ron Padgett’s translation of Apollinaire’s "Le Poète Assassiné” (Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1968), Ron Padgett and Tom Clark’s Bun (Angel Hair, 1968), and Fragment, by Ted Berrigan (Cape Goliard Press, London 1969). Cape Golliard also published a stylish monograph in 1970 reproducing photographs and drawings titled "The Adventures of Mr and Mrs Jim and Ron". In 1966, police raided a Jim Dine exhibition in London at the Robert Fraser Gallery. Fraser was charged under the Obscene Publications act and Dine was found to be indecent. After a meteoric rise to artistic prominence in New York, Dine had tired of the city’s intense art scene, and this incident was the final straw. He moved with his family to London in 1967 and began producing work at Petersburg Press, where he would become a longtime collaborator. As a student, Dine had cited the great American poets, Ron Padgett, Robert Creeley and Ted Berrigan, of the New York School as early inspirations, and in London, he eagerly took the opportunity to work with Padgett at Petersburg Press. Jim Dine, Study of Pigs for the Oo La La portfolio box 1970 Unique unsigned drawing...
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1970s Pop Art Jim Dine

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Oil Pastel, Graphite

Self Portrait in a Flat Cap (winter) first state
By Jim Dine
Located in New York, NY
Jim Dine, Self Portrait in a Flat Cap (winter) first state 1974 Etching from one 27.0 x 33.0 cm (10⅝ x 13 inch) copper plate Printed in black on sheet of 76.2 x 55.9 cm / 30 x 22 in ...
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1970s Pop Art Jim Dine

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Etching

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Find a wide variety of authentic Jim Dine art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of pink, blue, orange and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Jim Dine in lithograph, offset print, etching and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Jim Dine art, so small editions measuring 2 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Mark Kostabi, Red Grooms, and James Rosenquist. Jim Dine art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $125 and tops out at $325,000, while the average work can sell for $2,800.
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  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Jim Dine painted hearts because he was a self-described romantic artist. He embraced the heart because he believed it was a shape with boundless possibilities and a complex meaning. He explored relationships of color, texture and composition through the heart.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Jim Dine produced collages, paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs. He also gave art performances. His work reflects characteristics of Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dadaism and Pop art. You'll find a collection of Jim Dine art from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    Jim Dine drew tools for several reasons. He believes that tools connect humans with the past, and he is interested in capturing the history of humanity through the tools used by previous generations in his art. In addition, tools hold personal significance for Dine, whose family owned a hardware store in Cincinnati, Ohio. On 1stDibs, find a collection of Jim Dine art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Jim Dines' most famous piece of art is The Smiling Workman. It was one of the artist's short art performances known as Happenings. During the 30-second performance, he painted the words "I love what I'm doing, HELP" on a canvas while covered in paint and drinking tomato juice meant to symbolize paint from a glass. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Jim Dine art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Jim Dine is still making art as of December 2021. The American artist has created paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photographs over the past 60 years. In January 2021, the Galerie Templon in Paris, France, held a new exhibition of his work entitled “A Day Longer.” On 1stDibs, find a selection of Jim Dine art.

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