Jim Dine, Rancho Woodcut Heart, 1982

Artist: Jim Dine (1935 - )
Title:Rancho Woodcut Heart, 1982
Reference:D’O. & F 142
Medium:Color Woodcut on Wove Paper
Image Size:47 3/4 in x 40 1/2 in
Sheet Size:47 3/4 in x 40 1/2 in
Framed Size:53 3/4 in x 46 1/2 in
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil on the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand-signed and dated by Jim Dine (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1935 -) in pencil in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4990

Historical Description

One of Jim Dine’s most iconic motifs, the romantic Rancho Woodcut Heart work illustrates the story of hope and love through a symbolic image of a large red heart. With the contrast of red and green, the heart is brought forward in the space, while the chaotic shading constructs more dimension to the overall form. The heart is set in a neutral colored background to help emphasize its symbolic importance of passion and how it moves beyond the flat surface towards the viewer in hope of passing its meaning along to them. His wife Nancy, or otherwise known as his ‘Muse’, is the inspiration for many of his artworks, which represents their larger than life relationship.

Created in 1982, this woodcut is hand-signed in pencil by Jim Dine (Cincinnati, Ohio, 1935 –) in the lower left and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil on the lower left (from the total edition of 75 numbered and signed prints plus some artist’s proofs). This work is published by Pace Editions, Inc., New York and printed by R.E. Townsend, Inc., Boston.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoice accompanying the final sale of the work).

  1. D’Oench, Ellen. Jim Dine: Prints 1977-1985. Harper and Row: New York, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 142 on pg. 132.
  2.  A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.