Although Jim Dine (b. 1935, Ohio) is an artist associated with the Pop, Neo-Dada, and Abstract Expressionist art movements, his practice transcends all classification. Exploring and critiquing his self-identification, Dine’s practice is an intense autobiographical reflection that incorporates numerous recurring personal motifs: the heart, the bathrobe, tools, natural objects, and Pinocchio, among others.


After receiving his BFA from Ohio University, Dine moved to New York City to pursue his art career. In the early 1960s, he gained public recognition for his work pioneering “happenings,” performing alongside Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow. Dine’s work was then featured in the influential New Painting of Common Objects exhibition curated by Walter Hopps at the Pasadena Museum of Art in 1962. Today, Dine's compositions are included in numerous public collections including the British Museum (London), the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Related Works

  • Though Jim Dine is often called a Pop artist, the Neo-Dada movement is arguably a better match for his approach to art. Neo-Dada sought to narrow the space between art and life, and among its most notorious practicioners was Robert Rauschenberg. View his work.
  • But speaking of Pop art-inspired work, John Miller transforms the humble hamburger into a glass monument to American desire in his sculpture series at our sister gallery, form & concept. View his work.