Jim Dine, ‘Six Hearts (unique multiple)’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘Six Hearts (unique multiple)’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘Six Hearts (unique multiple)’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘Six Hearts (unique multiple)’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘Six Hearts (unique multiple)’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery
Jim Dine, ‘Six Hearts (unique multiple)’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery

Classic, iconic signed vintage collage by the American pop artist Jim Dine. Even though the edition is 79, each work is unique because of the spray painting and hand coloring, The top heart, for example, is painted white; others in the series are different colors.Dine works with images that are both simple and symbolic which makes this work. This popular work is quintessential Jim Dine from one of the most desirable and influential eras in both the artist's career and Pop Art history. Through Dine's use of repetition, color, process and composition of these shapes, he creates new definition and meanings to this often nostalgic symbol. This makes a most memorable gift (especially to oneself) and it would look beautiful in any home. Even though it's published in an edition of 79, each is unique because it features spray painting, collage and hand coloring. This work is in its original vintage plexiglass frame with wood back. There appears to be some unobtrusive minor overall waviness and undulations, which would easily be straightened upon re-framing, or by a restorer - if buyer chooses, but otherwise not necessary and in very good vintage condition.
Superb Provenance: From the collection of master print maker Piero Crommelynck.

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Signature: Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 79 in pencil on the top recto (front)

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Piero Crommelynck Collection, New York

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