Jim Dine, ‘Channel 13 Benefit Print’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘Channel 13 Benefit Print’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘Channel 13 Benefit Print’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘Channel 13 Benefit Print’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery

Rarely to market, this limited edition hand signed and numbered vintage lithograph from the mid 1960s was created to publicize an art auction at Parke Bernet to raise funds for Channel 13 - American public television. This work features Dine's iconic hearts to illustrate love of public television. The print is in excellent condition and today is a symbol of great nostalgia for Americans who grew up on public television in the mid 1960s. In the era of Trump, many despairing Americans will look back at this valient effort, noting however that not even Jim Dine and a bevy of artistic heavyweights could save American public television.

Signature: Signed and numbered in graphite pencil on the recto (front)

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