Jim Dine, ‘Double Venus in the Sky at Night’, 1984, F.L. Braswell Fine Art

screenprint and lithograph in colours, 1984, on watermarked William Morris Nonesuch laid paper, signed and dated in pencil, from the edition of 50 (there were also 6 artist's proofs), published by Pace Editions Inc., New York,

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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

Exhibition Highlights

2017
New York,
Primary Objects: Jim Dine in the 1960's