Jim Dine, ‘THE BATHER’, 2005, Via Art Gallery

Edition: 200. Original lithograph in 9 colors. Drawn on lithographic stone and plate. Printed at Atelier Michael Woolworth in Paris, France by Colin Barry, Etienne de Champfluery, Jacques de Champfleury, Daniel Clarke, Laurence Lepron, Aurelie Pages and Michael Woolworth. All plates were canceled after printing and the stones were resurfaced.

Signature: Hand signed and numbered. Artwork is in excellent condition.

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