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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

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.