Jim Dine (born 1935) is an artist affiliated with the Pop Art movement of the early 1960s, though his work draws significantly from Abstract Expressionism and Dada assemblage and collage techniques. Dine graduated from Ohio University in 1957, before pursuing his artistic career in New York.

 

He gained public recognition for his work on five Happenings in the early 1960s, performing alongside Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow at the Judson and Reuben Galleries. Dine is known for his ability to combine the iconic and the personal in ways that evoke the expressive role of the artist as individual. He work is in several mediums, ranging from painting, drawing, and mixed media, to sculpture, photography, book illustration, and printmaking. 

 

Dine's work is part of numerous public collections including the British Museum, London; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Tate Modern, London.

 

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.