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Jim Dine (American, b.1935)
LOT ID: 77742
The Yellow Belt, 2005

Lithograph
25.5 х 19 in. (64.77 x 48.26 cm.)
Signed, lower right, edition number, lower left.
Edition 200
Foundry/Publisher Editions de la Difference
Lot description
The bathrobe is one of the most important symbols in Dine's iconography. As the image of the heart always refers to his ex-wife Nancy, who was the muse of many of his early works, so the bathrobe refers to the artist's image of himself.

The army of bathrobes that Dine has assembled over decades contains nuances that make each a unique portrait in their own right, with the nearly congruent angle of the elbows being the over-arching definitive across works. This robe in particular connotes itself via its descriptive and differentiating title as well as its striking aquamarine background.

A master printmaker, Jim Dine (b.1935) 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.

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
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