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Jim Dine (b. 1935)

Bedroom Lite over the Flesh Square

signed, titled and dated '"Bedroom Lite over the flesh Square" Jim Dine 1965' (on the reverse)

oil, graphite and metal on canvas

72 x 36 x 6 1/2 in. (182.8 x 91.4 x 16.5 cm.)

Executed in 1965.

Signature
Signed, titled and dated '"Bedroom Lite over the flesh Square" Jim Dine 1965' (on the reverse)

Although often associated with both Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, Jim Dine did not identify with a specific movement, producing a vast oeuvre of paintings, drawings, works on paper, sculpture, poetry, and performances. Emerging as a pioneer (together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman) of New York’s Happenings of the 1960s, Dine would carry the spontaneous energy of this movement throughout his style, which emphasized the exploration of everyday life. Personally significant objects were Dine’s primary motifs, as in his iconic series of hearts and robes. He championed a return to figuration after a period of more concept-dominated works, and is considered an important figure in Neo-Dada and a forerunner of Neo-Expressionism. “The figure is still the only thing I have faith in in terms of how much emotion it’s charged with and how much subject matter is there,” he once said.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions
2020
Jim Dine, The Classic PrintsTemplon
Jim Dine - A Day LongerTemplon
2018
Jim Dine: PrintsTandem Press
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Bedroom Lite over the Flesh Square

Oil, graphite and metal on canvas
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C
Christie's

Jim Dine (b. 1935)

Bedroom Lite over the Flesh Square

signed, titled and dated '"Bedroom …

Signature
Signed, titled and dated '"Bedroom Lite over the flesh Square" Jim Dine 1965' (on the reverse)

Although often associated with both Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, Jim Dine did not identify with a specific movement, producing a vast oeuvre of paintings, drawings, works on paper, sculpture, poetry, and performances. Emerging as a pioneer (together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman) of New York’s Happenings of the 1960s, Dine would carry the spontaneous energy of this movement throughout his style, which emphasized the exploration of everyday life. Personally significant objects were Dine’s primary motifs, as in his iconic series of hearts and robes. He championed a return to figuration after a period of more concept-dominated works, and is considered an important figure in Neo-Dada and a forerunner of Neo-Expressionism. “The figure is still the only thing I have faith in in terms of how much emotion it’s charged with and how much subject matter is there,” he once said.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions (3)
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