Jim Dine - Innovation in American Art New York Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Pace Gallery, New York / Vivian Horan (acquired directly from the artist in 1981)
    Private Collection, New York
    Galerie le Clos de Sierne, Geneva
    Private Collection
    Christie’s, New York, May 13, 1998, lot 287
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Gimpel Fils, Jim Dine: Seven New Paintings, October 30 – November 24, 1973, no. 5 (illustrated)
    New York, Pace Gallery, Group Exhibition, June 12 – September 18, 1981
    Menlo Park, California, Pace Gallery, A Brief History of Pace, September 18 – December 13, 2014

  • Artist Biography

    Jim Dine

    American • 1935

    There's a considerable chance that any given piece of art with a heart has been made by Jim Dine. The artist has been prolific in his 60-plus years of producing works, from large-scale Pop-inflected paintings to emotive and lush collaged works-on-paper. Even while working within a childlike vocabulary, Dine has often been considered alongside rougher painters like Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, and has surprised critics and audiences by flexing his muscles as an original generator of performance art "Happenings" or towering series of sculptures.

    Dine never fails to surprise at the auction block. His best at-auction works, stemming from the 1960s, often double their pre-auction estimates. His two highest results were $420,000 in 2007 and $418,000 more recently in 2015.

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Things in Their Natural Setting (First Version)

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "THING IN THEIR NATURAL SETTING #1 version Jim Dine 1973 Putnam, VT" on the reverse
acrylic on canvas with wire and objects (brush, auger bit, chisel, trowel, paint brush, sledge hammer, plumb bob, pencil, paintbrush, screwdriver)
71 5/8 x 59 7/8 x 16 in. (181.9 x 152.1 x 40.6 cm)
Executed in 1973.

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Innovation in American Art