Jim Dine, ‘The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde; and Tool Box: one plate’, 1963; and 1966, Phillips

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Dorian Gray all sheets: 44.6 x 31 cm (17 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.)
Tool Box Sheet: 59.8 x 48 cm (23 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)

Signature: The Dorian Gray plates signed in pencil on the front, numbered 39/100 in blue ink and stamped 'Edition C' on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press, London, the Tool Box plate signed on the front and numbered 115/150 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Editions Alecto, London, two framed.

Galerie Mikro 47 (Dorian Gray)

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