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Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Art

Nationality: American

Biography:
Jim Dine is a founding member of the performance art movement. Although he was trained in Abstract Expressionism, he openly rejected a lineage with the movement, preferring to be associated with theater, and Neo-Dada works. His first exhibition of renown was alongside the Pop artists of the 1960’s, but he quickly distanced himself from this movement as well, diverging into the creation of an iconographic vocabulary that would last for more than five decades.

Among his well known motifs is a fixation with hand tools that emerged from his family’s business in hardware retail. Dine has said that his fascination with tools is with the anonymous hands that created them, and those unknown hands that will use them. Dine used the tools not only as subject, but ingredient in his art such as in his sculptural work Untitled, 1960 with which he adorns the edge of a mirror with gold leaf covered hammers, scissors, and screwdrivers. His Venus with Tools, 1983 features a recreation of the Venus de Milo, a later iconographic subject, with a saw bisecting the figure just below the waist. Other motifs include Pinocchio, robes, hearts, faucets, palettes, and other objects that Dine elevates to higher meaning, transcending Pop ideals by creating a personal narrative that connects his work closer to himself.

In addition to sculpture, painting, and performance, Dine is a prolific printmaker. He used power tools to create matrices for prints such as the intaglio work PRINTING OUTDOORS, 1980. This work is one of his robe studies, one of his most well known motifs. His prints emphasize the artist’s physical interaction with the creation of the matrices, and include woodcuts, lithographs, and etchings in addition to his power tool engravings.

Jim Dine can be found at work in his studios in Walla Walla, Washington, and New York City.

 

Jim Dine Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
JIM DINE (American, b. 1935) Three Hearts on the Rocks, 2002 Bronze with turquoise-black patina 165 x 78 x 78 inches
JIM DINE (American, b. 1935) Three Hearts on the Rocks, 2002 Bronze with turquoise-black patina 165 x 78 x 78 inches ...
Lot 70115
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
$350,000
JIM DINE (American, b. 1935) Venus at Sunset, 1983 Carved and painted composite acrylic sculpture in five parts 62 x...
JIM DINE (American, b. 1935) Venus at Sunset, 1983 Carved and painted composite acrylic sculpture in five parts 62 x ... (Total: 5 Items)
Lot 70133
Auction 5215
Saturday, May 30, 2015
$173,000
JIM DINE (American, b. 1935) Drawing from Van Gogh III, 1983 Mixed media on paper 72 x 46 inches (182.9 x 116.8 cm)
JIM DINE (American, b. 1935) Drawing from Van Gogh III, 1983 Mixed media on paper 72 x 46 inches (182.9 x 116.8 cm) ...
Lot 72067
Auction 5055
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
$62,737.50
Jim Dine (b. 1935) Bathrobe, 1976 Lithograph in colors on J. Green Penhurst paper 32 x 23 inches (81.3 x 58.4 cm) (sh
Jim Dine (b. 1935) Bathrobe, 1976 Lithograph in colors on J. Green Penhurst paper 32 x 23 inches (81.3 x 58.4 cm) (sh...
Lot 14027
Auction 191825
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
$1,625.00
Jim Dine (b. 1935) Olympic Robe, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul, Korea, 1988 Lithograp
Jim Dine (b. 1935) Olympic Robe, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul, Korea, 1988 Lithograp...
Lot 12036
Auction 191822
Thursday, May 31, 2018
$1,250.00

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Jim Dine (b. 1935) Souvenir, 1979 Etching in colors on Apta Blanc Fleuris handmade paper, with full margins 23-5/8 x
Jim Dine (b. 1935) Souvenir, 1979 Etching in colors on Apta Blanc Fleuris handmade paper, with full margins 23-5/8 x ...
Lot 62316
Auction 5360
Sunday, June 10, 2018
$750.00
Jim Dine (b. 1935) Olympic Robe, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul, Korea, 1988 Lithograp... (1...
Jim Dine (b. 1935) Olympic Robe, from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul, Korea, 1988 Lithograp... (1)

Auction 191830
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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Jim Dine (b. 1935) Silhouette Black Boots on Brown Paper, 1972 Lithograph in colors on brown wrapping paper 30 x 22 i...
Jim Dine (b. 1935) Silhouette Black Boots on Brown Paper, 1972 Lithograph in colors on brown wrapping paper 30 x 22 i... (1)

Auction 191830
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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After Jim Dine Untitled (Gallery Invitation), circa 2002 Ink jet print in colors on paper 7-1/8 x 15-1/8 inches (18...
After Jim Dine Untitled (Gallery Invitation), circa 2002 Ink jet print in colors on paper 7-1/8 x 15-1/8 inches (18.... (1)

Auction 191830
Thursday, July 26, 2018
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