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Jim Dine Limited Edition Woodcuts "Heart for Film Forum"

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Jim Dine (American; born 1935)
Heart for Film Forum, 1993
Color woodcut on Mohawk Superfine paper
Signed to lower left margin
Numbered 394/500 and 395/500
Published by Jim Dine and Pace Editions
Printed by Joe Wilfer and Ruth Lingen, Spring Street Workshop, NY

A pair of woodcut prints titled Heart for Film Forum by well-listed American artist Jim Dine (born 1935), created in 1993. Each print features a central heart form, rendered in expressionistic marks and a bold color palette of yellow, orange and black. Each print is initialed in graphite to the lower left margin and numbered to the lower right margin. They are presented on an ivory background, under glass, in a simple blond wood frame.

Elizabeth Carpenter, Jim Dine Prints: 1985 – 2000, figure 60.

Private collection, Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas, 2016

Born in 1935, Jim Dine was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where during high school he attended the Cincinnati Art Academy studying under Paul Chidlaw (Ohio; 1900 – 1989). He went on to earn his BFA at Ohio University and shortly after moved to New York. He first gained notoriety as a co-creator of multimedia ‘Happenings’ along with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. In 1962 his work was included in the ground-breaking exhibition New Painting of Common Objects curated by Walter Hopps at the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum) considered to be the debut of “Pop-Art” in America. Though his work was often exhibited alongside notable Pop-artists, including Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, Dine never considered himself solely a member of the Pop Art movement.

Over the course of his career Dine developed a large vocabulary of autobiographical symbolism that populates his work in a multitude of media, beginning with the tools he encountered in his childhood in a family of tool makers. He often affixed actual personal objects to his paintings, including rope, saws and hand tools. His use of recurring imagery continued with palettes, self portraits in the form of bathrobes and hearts that refer to his wife, Nancy.

A select list of museum collections that contain Dine’s work includes the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.


- curling to corners of paper. Light wear to frame.


41.0" W x 28.0" H x 1.5" D

- measures frame. Each sheet measures 17.5"W x 23.0" H.

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