The Red Bandana 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.
The Red Bandana was first created as a painting by Dine in 1971 while he was living in Europe and was exhibited in Germany with a vintage poster documenting the exhibition (see additional image).
Dine frequently reworked older images, adding a new twist on the theme as seen in his unique Red Bandana work printed in red on Lemon Hand made paper in 1974 back in New York. This specific work was retained by Jim Dine and gifted to close friends living in New York state with a personal dedication written on the bottom of the print signed in pencil by the artist (on behalf of himself and his wife Nancy Dine) dated 10 September 1994. This very personal and unique provenance makes this work an extremely rare and valuable investment art work. This work is available as part of the Smart Collection Special offer, which also includes the Red Bandana vintage exhibition poster of 1971.
Technical Details: Lithograph from one zinc plate. Sheet size 48 x 35 inches. One of 15 rare artists proof. Published Pace Edition, NY. 1974.