Jim Dine, ‘Nancy Outside in July I; XIII-XIV; XVII; XIX-XXIV’, 1978; and 1981, Phillips

All images: approx. 23 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (60 x 50 cm)
Three sheets: approx. 29 7/8 x 22 1/2 in. (76 x 57 cm)
Seven sheets: approx. 36 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. (92 x 63 cm)
Including: Nancy Outside in July I, 1978; Nancy Outside in July XIII: Dissolving in Eden, 1981; Nancy Outside in July XIV: Wrestling with Spirits, 1981; Nancy Outside in July XVII: The Reddish One,1981; Nancy Outside in July XIX: The Fish in the Wind, 1981; Nancy Outside in July XX: Among French Plants, 1981; Nancy Outside in July XXI: The Red Frame, 1981; Nancy Outside in July XXII: Ten Layers of Gray, 1981; Nancy Outside in July XXIII: Squeezed Out on Japanese Paper, 1981 and Nancy Outside in July XXIV: Brilliant Dutch Gloss, 1981

Signature: All signed, dated and variously numbered from the editions of 60, 30, 26, 25, 22, 28 and 18 in pencil (there were various artist's proofs for each), all printed and published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, one framed.

Ellen D'Oench and Jean Feinberg 18, 94, 95, 98, 100-105

Piero Crommelynck Collection, Paris
(inkstamp on reverse)

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