Jim Dine, ‘MORNING GLORY (two sheets with original John Berggruen Gallery label) ’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘MORNING GLORY (two sheets with original John Berggruen Gallery label) ’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘MORNING GLORY (two sheets with original John Berggruen Gallery label) ’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘MORNING GLORY (two sheets with original John Berggruen Gallery label) ’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘MORNING GLORY (two sheets with original John Berggruen Gallery label) ’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘MORNING GLORY (two sheets with original John Berggruen Gallery label) ’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘MORNING GLORY (two sheets with original John Berggruen Gallery label) ’, 1972, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is an extremely rare early Jim Dine set of prints (an etching and offset lithograph) - so uncommon in fact that the last time it appeared at public auction was at Christie's in 2005 - more than a decade ago, and it appeared at Christie's once before that back in 1988, when it sold for $2,000. This piece consists of a set of one etching and one offset lithograph in colors, 1972, on two sheets of Hodgkinson handmade paper. The work was originally framed, but was removed from the frame but still held against the original 1972 matting, with die-cut holes for each of the prints (shown) - a terrific way to display this work. With the matting, the lot measures 25 inches by 20 inches. (The color etching measures 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches and the lithograph measures 7 inches by 8.5 inches). For provenance, we have also preserved the original John Berggruen Gallery label (shown) which accompanies this work.
A rare and poignant early Jim Dine piece - highly collectible. This would look terrific when re-matted with fresh matting and re-framed.
Published by Petersburg Press, New York and London.
Catalogue Raisonne: Williams College, 62

Signature: Signed and dated in pencil, numbered from the relatively small edition of only 47; (there were also 4 artist's proofs in Roman numerals),

Publisher: Petersburg Press, New York and London

Catalogue Raisonne: Williams College, 62

John Berggruen Gallery (with original label)

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