Jim Dine, ‘Brushes Drawn on Stone #1’, 2010, Tamarind Institute

A Few of Our Favorite Things:
"Brushes Drawn on Stone #1 embodies so many things I have grown to love and appreciate about lithography and Tamarind. Employing his signature “brushes” as subject matter, Jim Dine embraces the art of the lithograph with
intentional, loose grease marks, and in
capturing the edge of the stone. His intimate relationship, mastery and long-term love affair with lithography reveal themselves within this print. In addition to the beauty of his marks, this hand-made, natural Inomachi Nacre paper has an incredible sheen and golden fibers that shift in color and texture as light passes on it throughout the day. The paper was special
ordered by Tamarind’s founder June Wayne in the 70’s, and has a watermark of the Tamarind chop on each sheet. A lithograph like this could only have come from Tamarind, which is
another reason I love it."
-Meghan Ferguson, Gallery Director

Publisher: Tamarind Institute

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