Jim Dine, ‘ Bolt Cutters (first state)’, 1972, Print, Etching from one copper plate on Hodgkinson mould-made paper, Petersburg Press
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Jim Dine

Bolt Cutters (first state), 1972

Etching from one copper plate on Hodgkinson mould-made paper
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 75
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Petersburg Press
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This print features one of Dine’s iconic tools: a pair of closed bolt cutters whose handles and …

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Jim Dine
American, b. 1935
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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.

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This print features one of Dine’s iconic tools: a pair of closed bolt cutters whose handles and nose touch each side of the picture plane. The inky black lines of the tool are accented by rich background texture – the artist used stippling, halftone dots, scribbles, and the unpolished surface of the copper etching …

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Hand-signed by artist, lower right in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Not included
Publisher
Petersburg Press
Jim Dine
American, b. 1935
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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.

Jim Dine

Bolt Cutters (first state), 1972

Etching from one copper plate on Hodgkinson mould-made paper
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 75
.
Sold
Location
New York
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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