Look At by Jim Dine
Jim Dine is a consummate fine art printmaker with an interest in, commitment to and experience with printmaking spanning decades, that is almost unparalleled in the history of modern art. Early in his career he quickly gravitated to fine art printmaking, with important early serigraphs, followed by stone lithography and later etching, creating some of the most innovative original prints in modern art. His hunger for experimentation and innovation has been a hallmark of his career.
Dine's ability to use a variety of graphic techniques in his images is not only a rare finding among fine artists but indicates his extensive knowledge of printmaking allowing him to achieve the powerful emotional quality in his work.
Focusing on his early prints, DKH has a collection of original prints and vintage high quality posters connected to important early exhibits of his work that gives the viewer and collector a unique window through which they can understand and appreciate how his printmaking aesthetic evolved over time and the significant place he has in the history of modern art.
Dine's signature heart symbol (a representation for his wife) was an early symbol that he employed in his art (especially his printmaking) beginning in the 1960's, that he would constantly re-evaluate and rework spanning several decades. This historical vintage poster of an important Paris exhibition of Dine's prints and engravings in 1983 at the prestigious Maeght Gallery features the heart as the prototypical symbol of his work. This vintage poster is an excellent entry level fine art print, with significant investment value.
Technical Historical vintage lithographic poster. Sheet size 36 x24 inches. Printed New York, 1970.