PRINTING OUTDOORS

Jim Dine
PRINTING OUTDOORS
etching & electric tool abrasion
1980

An original hand-signed Jim Dine etching & electric tool abrasion print.

1980

Original etching and electric tool abrasion printed in red and black from two copper plates on Copperplate Deluxe wove paper, with hand-coloring in blue and green acrylic

Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the margin lower center Jim Dine 1980.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 40 (there were 10 additional artist’s proofs, for an overall edition of 50), numbered in pencil in the margin lower left.  Published by Pace Editions, New York; printed by Ami Rosenberg and Keren Ronin, New York. 

Catalog: D’Oench & Feinberg 65.

27 x 21 5/8 inches

Sheet Size: 42 x 29 5/8 inches.

American painter, printmaker, poet and experimental artist, Jim Dine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is recognized as one of the leading artists in American POP ART.
Dine first studied painting in evening courses at the Cincinnati Art Academy while he was still in high school. He then attended the University of Cincinnati, the school of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Ohio University.
After moving to New York in 1959, he staged his first HAPPENING. At the same time, he was painting, working in collage, and creating his first prints, the Car Crash series which commemorated the death of a friend. In the ensuing years, his work took on a more figurative, yet still highly personal style. He has created an autobiography through objects which are privately symbolic. His bathrobe studies, for instance, are progressive self-portraits. Dine’s graphic prints reflect his skill as a draftsman and his virtuosity as a painter. Frequently, these skills are combined, but more often he has chosen to separate them so that some prints dramatically display his linear techniques and others his power as a painter.

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