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Jim Dine

"I love what I am doing, Help !"


Notes of biography

Jim Dine is born in 1935 in Cincinnati (United States). He follows Art studies at the university of Ohio (1953-1957). He settles down in New York in 1958, and creates this same year, his first "happenings". His first personal exhibition is organized two years later.
From the beginning his artistic career, Jim Dine woks on recurring subjects (the self-portrait, the body, the memory); the artist made this perpetual study not only in painting but also in mixed techniques, sculpture, drawing... His work is narrative and autobiographical.
In 1962, Jim Dine participates in the exhibition "New Realism", which dedicates the Pop Art. In the 60s, his work sets on a mythology of the every day life by means of clothes, of tools, of hearts which are as a vocabulary of the feelings .
From 1970, during a short stay in London, he paints a linen series, and works on paper, on the Heart and Bath robes subjects. In the 80s, Dine adds faces, landscapes, deaths head and big red hearts on diptychs or triptychs. He creates wooden statues, primitive persons, which he drills of objects like a voodoo magician in a ceremony of spell. Also, with intend to give an ironic honoring to the sculpture history, he paints and sets again, statues of ancient chief.
In this last decade, Jim Dine uses the photography to reach his unconscious in an immediate way , he experiments the digital printing, the photogravure and the chromophotography edition. Jim Dine wants his compositions as daydreams .
He creates an important graphic work, etchings, lithographs, screenprintings, monotypes, posters.

Artists on display

The art and the artists display: proclamations, galleries, museums, personal or collective exhibitions. On walls or in shop windows, wise or rebels, posters warn, argue, show. Some were specially conceived by an artist for such or such event, other, colder, have only the letter.

Some were created in lithographic technic, most are simple offset reproductions. They are many those who like collecting these rectangles of paper, monochrome or in games of colours, in matt paper or brilliant, with many words or almost dumb.

We are happy also to be able to greet, by this pages, mythical galleries as those of Denise René, Louis Carré, Claude Bernard, Berheim Jeune, Maeght, Pierre Loeb and others.


Complete work(s)

Complete work(s)
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Bibliographic track and more

To read about the artist :
  • Jim Dine : Figure Drawings 1975/1979 , C. W. Glenn, Harper & Row Pub., 1980
  • Jim Dine , D. Shapiro, Ed. Abrams, New York, 1981
  • Trembling for color , J.-L. Schefer, G. Beaubourg, La Diffrence, 1991
  • Jim Dine : Drawing from the Glyptothek , Ruth E. Fine, Ed. Hudson Hills, 1993
  • The Alchemy of images , M. Livingstone, Monacelli Press, New York, 1998
  • Jim Dine : Photographies rcentes , Ed. Paris Audiovisuel, 1999
  • Monotypes, Gravures, Repres n4, Ed. Galerie Lelong, Paris, 2000
  • Jim Dine , National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004
  • Jim Dine : Botanical Drawings , Ed. Wildenstein, 2006
  • Jim Dine : Printmaker, Clifford Ackley, Ed. MFA Publications, 2012
To read from the artist :
  • Walking memory 1959-1969 , interview J. Blaut, Guggenheim Museum, 2003
  • My letter to the troops, Jim Dine, Ed. Steidl, 2017
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Art movements

+ POP'ART / 1955-1970 / Pauline Boty, Sigmar Polke, Romero Britto, Tom Wesselmann, etc.
+ PHOTOGRAPHY PERIOD 1975 / 1975- / John Divolo, Lucas Samaras, etc.
All art movements

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Beyond works currently in stock, it seemed to me useful to combine business with pleasure by letting you discover others works by artists in my gallery. These artworks, now sold or removed from our website, have been in our stock in the past.

These pages will undoubtedly make it possible for some of you to associate an image with its title or the other way round, for others it will be a good time to discover more on such and such artist. For the sake of confidentiality – the pieces being no longer available – we won't display neither their numbering or their price. For whatever reason, make sure to visit this amazing art database with to date 6441 online works just for your pleasure! Michelle Champetier

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