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Jim Dine (American, b.1935)
LOT ID: 72379
Sunflower, 2005

Lithograph
25.5 х 19 in. (64.77 x 48.26 cm.)
Signed, and numbered lower margin in pencil.
Print/Casting Year 2005
Edition 200
Foundry/Publisher Aterlier Michael Woolworth, Paris, France
Lot description
This work, "Sunflower", is an iconic image by Jim Dine executed in 2005 which exemplifies the artist's love of brightly contrasting colors and optical manipulation. "Sunflower" references the late summer palette of Van Gogh's sunflowers, in addition to mimicking the gestures of Van Gogh's expressive brushstrokes. This is an original lithograph being printed on Rives BFK paper measuring 25 1/2 x 19 inches (64.8 x 48.8 cm).

A modern master of printmaking, Jim Dine has long combined Pop-informed imagery with a highly personal point of view. Among other popular subjects such as his iconic hearts and robes, flowers have also been a focus throughout Dine's career. Dine was born June 16, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at night at the Cincinnati Art Academy during his senior year of high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, Athens, from which he received his B.F.A. in 1957. Dine moved to New York in 1959 and soon became a pioneer creator of “Happenings”, together with Allan Kaprow, and Robert Whitman. He exhibited at the Judson Gallery, New York, in 1958 and 1959, and his first solo show took place at the Reuben Gallery, New York, in 1960.

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Sunflower by Jim Dine
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