Lot 4
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JIM DINE (B. 1935) | Heart Drawing I, 1970

25,000 - 35,000 USD
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  • Jim Dine (b. 1935)
  • Heart Drawing I, 1970
  • acrylic and sandpaper collage on paper
  • Sheet: 24 by 36 in. (61 by 91.4 cm.); Framed: 28 1/4 by 40 3/8 in. (71.8 by 102.6 cm.)
graphite, gouache and sand paper collage on vellum; signed and dated '1970'


Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
Private Collection, Canada (acquired from the above 'circa' 1975)
Thence by descent to the present owner


This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged intermittently along the reverse of the upper edge to the backing board. There is undulation to the sheet, inherent to the nature of the artist's chosen medium. There are artist's pinholes in the corners of the sheet. There is scattered stray media, inherent to the artist's working method. There is a slight discoloration to the upper right corner due to hinging, visible upon close inspection. There is foxing to the green heart on the lower right corner. There is stable lifting to the edges of the sandpaper element, which may be inherent. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Catalogue Note

American conceptual artist Jim Dine was deeply inspired by objects of his childhood, such as hearts, robes, and tools. Dine’s work is a conversation on the ability of everyday visuals to be simultaneously ordinary as well as transcendent symbols. By both placing his work in a gallery and the use of repetition in the work itself, Dine builds a glorification and new relevance onto what he calls visual symbols. Dine has been compared to Pop artists for his use of common images such as hearts, but Dine compares his work to that of the Neo-dada movement, which questions rather than celebrates symbols.