Jim Dine - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christie's New York, May 12, 2005

  • Exhibited

    Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Jim Dine, February - April 1971; Munster, Landesmuseum, Jim Dine, September 17 - October 22, 1972; Lisbon, Fundação Das Descobertas, Centro Cultural de Belem, The POP '60's Transatlantic Crossing, September - December 1997

  • Literature

    M. Livingstone, Dine: The Alchelmy of Images, New York, 1998, p. 67 (illustrated)

  • 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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Silver Rainbow

Enamel on linen.
82 1/2 x 74 7/8 in. (209.6 x 190.2 cm).

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $91,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York