Artist: Jim Dine
Title: Heart for Film Forum
Medium: Wood cut in colors
Size: 23" x 17 1/2"
Inscription: Signed and numbered on the bottom
Condition: Good condition overall, crease on lower right
Documentation: Gallery certificate of authenticity
The artist Jim Dine is often affiliated with the Pop Art movement. However, his style draws heavy inspiration from Dada assemblage and collage techniques and the gestural brushstrokes of Abstract Expressionism. His expressive canvas compositions often include personal items such as clothing, shoes, and tools. Additionally, Dine explored his memories and the construction of identity. This intimate approach stemming from his psychoanalysis contradicted the Pop Art notion of consumerism and machine-produced artworks.
Throughout his career, Dine created series of repeating objects such as palettes, robes, and hearts that were significant to him only. Today these symbols are instantly recognizable for the way the artist combined iconic imagery with personal effects. The inclusion of such an intimate approach embraced the expressive role of the artist, the artist as an individual. He captured his role as an artist through various mediums such as painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, photography, and printmaking.
Dine was a master printmaker, treating each edition with the precision and care of a unique work of art. The woodcuts became a signature technique for him throughout his career. "Heart for Film Forum" uses a color woodcut technique rendition of one of Dine’s characteristic symbols, the heart.
"Heart for Film Forum" is signed and numbered on the bottom and includes a gallery certificate of authenticity. The piece is in good condition overall with some creasing near the bottom right.
This piece is currently not framed. The photo showing the frame is a mockup of a frame and what it would look like framed. If you would like the piece framed we can work with our local framer at our discounted price to pick out the perfect frame for your home.
About Jim Dine
Jim Dine is an American artist and poet known for his contributions to the formation of both Performance Art and Pop Art. Employing motifs which include Pinocchio, heart shapes, bathrobes, and tools, Dine produces colorful paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures. “I grew up with tools. I came from a family of people who sold tools, and I’ve always been enchanted by these objects made by anonymous hands,” Dine has said.
Born on June 16, 1935 in Cincinnati, OH, he studied poetry at the University of Cincinnati before attending the University of Ohio where he received his BFA in 1957. After moving to New York in 1958, Dine became part of a milieu of artists which included Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg, with whom he began to stage performances at sites in the city, these later became known as “Happenings.” By the early 1960s he had switched his focus towards painting, drawing on his interest in popular imagery and commercial objects. Though he was shown alongside Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, Dine never considered himself a member of the Pop Art movement. The artist currently lives and works between New York, NY and Walla Walla, WA. His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.