Jim Dine, ‘Shoes Walking on My Brain’, Christie's

Jim Dine (b. 1935)

Shoes Walking on My Brain

oil, cloth, painted paper and leather on canvas

40 1/2 x 37 in. (102.9 x 93.9 cm.)

Executed in 1960.

Signature: Shoes Walking on My Brain

Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario and Buffalo, Albright-Knox Gallery, Dine, Oldenburg, Segal: Painting/sculpture, January-March 1967, n.p. (illustrated).

Irvine, Art Gallery, University of California, New York: The Second Breakthrough, 1959-1964, Dine, Johns, Lichtenstein, Louis, Noland, Oldenburg, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist, Stella, Warhol, March-April 1969, p. 8, no. 1 (illustrated).

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Jim Dine, February-April 1970, no. 10 (illustrated).

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Dallas, Pollock Galleries, Southern Methodist University; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Hartford, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Poets of the Cities: New York and San Francisco, 1950-65, November 1974-June 1975, pp. 111 and 168, no. 14 (illustrated).

Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales; Queensland Art Gallery and Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Pop Art 1955-70, February-August 1985, p. 62 (illustrated in color).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía; Kunsthalle Basel and Setagaya Art Museum, Parallel Visions: modern artists and outsider art, October 1992-December 1993, pp. 211 and 313, no. 192 (illustrated in color).

New York, Guggenheim Museum and Cincinnati Art Museum, Jim Dine: Walking Memory, 1959-1969, February 1999-January 2000, p. 60, pl. 28 (illustrated in color).

D. Shapiro, _Jim Dine: Painting What One Is,_New York, 1981, no. 9 (illustrated in color).

A. Codognato, _Jim Dine,_Milan, 1988, p. 44, no. 5 (illustrated in color).

M. Livingstone, _Jim Dine: The Alchemy of Images,_New York, 1998, p. 238 (illustrated in color).

Alan R. Solomon, New York

The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, New York

By descent to the present owner

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