Jim Dine, ‘Printing Outdoors’, 1980, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
Jim Dine, ‘Printing Outdoors’, 1980, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original etching and electric tool abrasion printed in red and black from two copper plates on Copperplate Deluxe wove paper, with hand-coloring in blue and green acrylic

Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the margin lower center Jim Dine 1980.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 40, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left. Published by Pace Editions, New York; printed by Ami Rosenberg and Keren Ronin, New York.

Catalog: D’Oench & Feinberg 65.

Sheet Size: 42 ¼ x 29 5/8 inches.

In excellent condition, with strong, fresh colors, printed on a full sheet.

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