Jim Dine - The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams New York Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Galerie Mikro 47 a-c, f-j

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Red Design for Satin Heart; Dorian Gray with Rainbow Scarf; Hose Lamp; Imprint from Dorian Gray's Stomach; Red Piano; Dorian Gray at Opium Den; Basil in Black Leather Suit and Study for Rings on Dorian Gray's Hand

  • 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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The Picture of Dorian Gray: eight plates

Four etchings (three in colors) and four lithographs in colors.
All: 17 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. (44.1 x 31.1 cm).
All signed in pencil, from the edition of 100 and 15 artist's proofs (edition C), published by Petersburg Press, London.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $6,875

The Estate of Mrs. Harry N. Abrams

7 April 2010
New York