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

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  • Provenance

    Pace Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Pace Gallery, Jim Dine: Sculptures and Drawings, 1984 (another example exhibited); London, Waddington Galleries, Jim Dine, 1984 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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History of Black Bronze I

51 3/4 x 47 7/8 x 19 5/8 in. (131.4 x 121.6 x 49.8 cm).
Signed and dated "Jim Dine 1980-1981" on the reverse of heads.  This work is from an edition of six.   

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $67,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York