A Yellow Belt - Lithograph - 25.5 x 19.5 inches

Jim Dine

After graduating from Ohio University in 1957 with a B.F.A. degree, Jim Dine (b. 1935) began his career with five happenings in the early 1960s during the Pop Art movement in New York. However he returned to painting retaining a theatrical quality in his work in the dramatic placement of actual objects, either attached to the painted surface or placed before it to set up an interaction among the elements. Although he has been called a pop artist, his aesthetic is far more within the tradition of Abstract Expressionism, Dada and Neo-Surrealists. The objects he uses are either personal, such as his own clothes, or newly purchased, as in the case of new shovels or wrenches. Nor is the object presented as an entity; instead, Dine places it within a painterly environment that has personal connotations for him. In the mid-sixties, he made a number of free-standing cast aluminum and, in the following decade, he began producing works in series, representing three-dimensional objects such as the robe, tools, or heart that have become his own icons. In the 1980s, his interest in objects evolved towards the creation of sculpture.

Among Dine’s numerous public commissions is Looking Toward the Avenue fro 1989, three bronze versions of the Venus de Milo outside the Credit Lyonnais Building on the Avenue of the Americas between 52nd and 53rd Streets. Jim Dine’s work is included in numerous international public collections including: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humelbeak, Denmark; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Tate Gallery, London.

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SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California
Cantor Center for visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
The Douglas Cramer Foundation, Los Angeles, California
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone-machi, Japan
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
The Jewish Museum, New York, New York
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, San Francisco, California
Montreal Museum of Art, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Moderna Musset, Stockholm, Sweden
Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Museum of Art/Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyungsangbuk-Do, South Korea
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tate Gallery, London, England
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, Massachusetts
Western Australian Museum, Perth, Australia
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
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