Jim Dine, Hearts

Artist: Jim Dine (1935 - )
Medium:Original Lithograph in 10 Colors
Image Size:20 1/2 in x 19 1/5 in (52.1 cm x 48.8 cm)
Sheet Size:20 1/2 in x 19 1/5 in (52.1 cm x 48.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Jim Dine (Ohio, 1935 -) in pencil in the lower left.
Condition:This piece is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4112

Historical Description

Jim Dine Hearts; With these two beautifully colored blue and pink hearts, resting side by side in a sunset of black and yellow, all seems tranquil and right.

Hearts, in Jim Dine's iconic works, are a touching symbol to the love of his life, his wife Nancy. Every heart that he has ever painted is different, like a portrait one could say, of her through the years growing, with him loving her more and more with time.

The eye catching strong strokes of blacks, yellows, blues, and pinks throughout the work give the illusion of a painting, but the ink appears so light and fresh the colors manage to both blend and come out into own, showing the skills of true print master. This makes sense given that as John Russell notes in Jim Dine: Complete Graphics that "Dine is not a print maker…he is a man who uses the print as a method of instantaneous recall or brisk first-hand negotiation between art and life." (p.11).

This original lithograph in ten colors in hand-signed by Jim Dine (Ohio, 1935 -) in pencil in the lower left and numbered from the edition of 200.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany Jim Dine Hearts.

About the Framing:

Jim Dine Hearts is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Romantic Contemporary Hearts