Jim
Dine


Works

Paris 2015, winter (D)


64’’ x 48’’

The Tide of Debt


78 3/4’’ x 51 3/16’’

The Fast Payback


59 1/16’’ x 39 3/8’’

The Foolish Boy


51 1/2’’ x 36 1/2’’

Sculptures

Bouquet


54’’ x 27’’ x 25’’, Ed. 6

Large Parrot Screams Color


144’’ x 82’’ x 65’’, Ed. 6

Model for the Boräs Monument


25 3/4’’ x 22’’ x 13 3/4’’, Ed. 6

Pinocchio Bust


43’’ x 10’’ x 9’’, Ed. 8

Roman Red Venus


62’’ x 20’’ x 18’’, Ed. 8

Roman Red Venus (the Blue Patina)


62’’ x 20’’ x 18’’, Ed. 8

Walking to Boräs (Short Steps)


70’’ x 40 1/2’’ x 38 1/2’’, Ed. 6

The Brothers and Sisters


66’’ x 46 1/2’’ x 32 1/2’’, Ed. 6

The Heart Called, ’’After the Flood’’


89’’ x 78’’ x 36’’, Ed. 6

Two Pinocchios in Blue


31 1/2’’ x 28’’ x 19 1/2’’, Ed. 8

Tools + Fire


93’’ x 108’’ x 63’’, Ed. 6

Three Hearts on the Rocks


78’’ x 165’’ x 78’’, Ed. 3AP

Five Colorful Dancers


39’’ x 63’’ x 29’’, Ed. 6

Ex Voto


66’’ x 125 ¾’’ x 46 ½’’, Ed. 6

Prints

64 Blocks


62’’ x 47’’, Ed. 21

Aldo at Pere Lachaise


23 1/2’’ x 59’’

A Beautiful Heart


31 1/4’’ x 25 5/8’’, Ed. 60

Ball-Grained Heart


50’’ x 37 1/2’’, Ed. 16

Behind the Thicket


19 3/4’’ x 27’’, Ed. 75

Bill Clinton


12 3/8’’ x 10 1/8’’, Ed. 17

Big Checkered Pinocchio


59 3/4’’ x 44 3/4’’, Ed. 12

Dark Blue Cloud


55’’ x 28 1/4’’, Ed. 8

Ex Voto


40’’ x 53 1/2’’, Ed. 30

Fear in Color


55 1/4’’ x 29’’, Ed. 11

Grease, Bone and Color


41 3/8’’ x 39’’, Ed. 21

July on the Palouse


70 1/2’’ x 48’’, Ed. 16

Hart in Blu


27 1/4’’ x 22 5/8’’

Owl


20’’ x 14 1/2’’, Ed. 20

Owl in the Kitchen


35 1/2’’ x 27 3/4’’, Ed. 16

Pinocchio / Lincoln Center


37’’ x 27’’, Ed. 18

Raven on White Paper


53 5/8’’ x 42 1/2’’, Ed. 15

Red Light


38’’ x 29 1/2’’, Ed. 12

Remembering Wallace Ting


50 1/2’’ x 38 3/4’’, Ed. 22

Robe with Wasp Nest


35’’ x 27’’, Ed. 14

Tartan Pants


63’’ x 48’’, Ed. 18

The Black and Red Heart


63 3/4’’ x 47 1/2’’, Ed. 30

The Cottonwoods at Night


64’’ x 47 1/2’’, Ed. 24

The Heart Called Washington


31’’ x 25 1/2’’, Ed. 7

The Henry Street Robes


17 3/4’’ x 25 3/8’’

The New Building


64’’ x 47 1/2’’, Ed. 30

The Orange Birthday Robe


54 1/2’’ x 38 1/2’’, Ed. 28

The Soft Ground


18 3/8’’ x 24 1/4’’, Ed. 14

Technicolor


19 3/4’’ x 25 5/8’’, Ed. 25

Women and Water


38 3/4’’ x 33 1/8’’, Ed. 14

White Owl (For Alan)


56 1/2’’ x 29 1/4’’, Ed. 20

Zein Robe


54 9/64’’ x 37’’, Ed. 11

9 Studies for Winter Dream (Complete Portfolio of Nine Prints)


13’’ x 10’’, Ed. 40

9 Studies for Winter Dream (Cat)


13’’ x 10’’, Ed. 40

9 Studies for Winter Dream (Crow)


13’’ x 10’’, Ed. 40

9 Studies for Winter Dream (Mask)


13’’ x 10’’, Ed. 40

9 Studies for Winter Dream (Owl)


13’’ x 10’’, Ed. 40

9 Studies for Winter Dream (Top Hat)


13’’ x 10’’, Ed. 40


Biography

Born in Cincinnati in 1935, Jim Dine is major post-war artist whose work ranges from vibrant, large-scale paintings to exquisitely-rendered, romantic drawings and bronze sculpture. Representative of American Pop Art movement, Dine was first known for Action Painting, bringing to this form of art improvised theatrical aspects. In 1958, while he lived in New York, he responded to abstract expressionism by building installations and organizing happenings.

The deep enthusiasm following Dine’s immersion into the New York art scene was followed by deep skepticism. This uncertainty lead him to confront himself to a more traditional painting, which will led him to recklessness and gaiety of chromaticism but also the “Heart”, which will become his favorite pattern. Often colorful, his paintings use the melted technique (blurred outlines) and series, with endless variations especially in chromatic shades. The skull, found in his paintings as a reminder in the midst of many ordinary and everyday objects of the contemporary world, revives the tradition of still life.

In 2019, Jim Dine was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’honneur of France.

In the works that best characterize his work, we are also witnessing the game between the real object and the painted object, a set of sham. According to him, the canvas is the last “point of contact to unreality” while the object, a symbol of life, remains mostly a concrete object.

In the 1980s, he devoted himself more to sculpture. Since then, he seems to find his models more in nature than in the objects made by humans. In his painting, Jim Dine combines collages, assemblages and objects, and thus emphasizes the personal and manual nature of his work, which sets him apart from the more mechanical aesthetics of Pop Art.

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