Jim Dine, ‘Bedroom Lite over the Flesh Square’, Christie's

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)

Princeton University, The Art Museum; The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery and Minneapolis, The Walker Art Center, Selections from the Ileana and Michael Sonnabend Collection: Works from the 1950s and 1960s, February 1985-March 1986, pp. 45 and 110, no. 6 (illustrated).

The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, acquired directly from the artist

By descent from the above to the present owner

About Jim Dine

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.

American, b. 1935, Cincinnati, Ohio, based in New York, Paris and Walla Walla, Washington