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Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Jim Dine

Jim Dine
International Graphics and Pop Art Prints Online auction

Lot # 101

Jim Dine
1935 - American

2 Hearts (The Donut)
lithograph printed on two sheets of J. Whatman paper
signed and editioned A/P and on verso titled and dated 1970 on the gallery label
54 x 64 in  137.2 x 162.6cm

Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton
Private Collection, Vancouver

Jim Dine is a major post-war artist who, although often associated with both Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, did not identify with a specific artistic movement. His early debut on the New York art scene can be attributed to the "Happenings" stage performances of the 1960s, which Dine pioneered with fellow artists such as Claes Oldenburg.

From an early stage, Dine's work was characterised by an obsession with everyday objects, but differs from the impersonal nature of Pop Art in the sense that the objects he chose to represent held significant importance to him. In the early 1970s we see recurring themes of hearts, bathrobes, and tools. Notably, 2 Hearts (The Donut) incorporates aspects of all three of these themes that Dine recreated time after time. There are the obvious outlines of the mirrored hearts, but on a closer look, you see tools, such as pliers and a paintbrush in the background, and then painterly aspects that relate to the bathrobe with drops and splatters of paint mimicking the act of water dripping. The themes represented in this lithograph make it a classic and recognized Jim Dine image.

Dine's work is in major museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York (who have a print from this edition in their permanent collection), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo and many more.

This work is one of four artist's proofs (aside from the edition of 17).

Estimate: $25,000 ~ $35,000 CAD

Sold For: $20,000.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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