Jim Dine - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Phillips

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  • "As a kid I liked Valentine's Day, not because I was in love, necessarily, but because I liked the redness of it. When I first used the heart I didn't know it would become an abiding theme. Typically, though, I always go where my romance takes me, so it is an emblem that I return to with a lot of affection."
    —Jim Dine

    Jim Dine painting Twin 6’ Heart. © 2021 Jim Dine/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo courtesy the artist
    Jim Dine painting Twin 6’ Heart. © 2021 Jim Dine/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo courtesy the artist
    • Provenance

      PaceWildenstein, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
      Gasiunasen Gallery, Palm Beach
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001

    • Exhibited

      Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, State of the Art Gallery 2000, May 20–November 10, 2000, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
      Vancouver, Buschlen Mowatt Fine Arts, Vancouver International Sculpture Project, July 1–October 31, 2000, pp. 1, 5 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 50–53)
      Scottsdale, Bentley Gallery, Jim Dine: Monuments to the Human Condition, Sculpture + Paintings, January 18–March 3, 2001, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
      Kirkland, Kirkland Sculpture Project, January 22–May 31, 2001 (another example exhibited)
      Scottsdale, Mayo Clinic, The Cultural Desert: Art, Medicine & Environment, November 29, 2001–April 12, 2002, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated; detail of another example illustrated, front cover)
      West Palm Beach, Armory Art Center, Jim Dine, January 11–March 3, 2006 (another example exhibited)
      Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, All for Art! Great Private Collections Among Us, December 6, 2007–March 2, 2008 (another example exhibited)
      Palm Springs Art Museum, The Passionate Pursuit: Gifts and Promised Works from Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr., September 5, 2009–August 1, 2010, fig. 2, p. 11 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 3)
      Yountville, Cliff Lede Vineyards, current (another example installed in the courtyard)
      Palm Springs Art Museum, current (another example installed in the exterior sculpture garden)
      Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, current (another example installed in the Michal and Renata Hornstein pavilion)

    • Literature

      Paula Gustafson, “Vancouver International Sculpture Project 2000,” Espace Sculpture, no. 53, Fall 2000, p. 31
      Danny Medina, “Jim Dine: Pop Art Pop Art Patriach,” Art-Talk, February 2001, p. 20 (another example illustrated)
      Megan Bates, “Pop Artist Wears His Hearts on His Sleeve,” The Arizona Republic, February 8, 2001, p. 146 (another example illustrated)
      John Carlos Villani, “Jim Dine,” Art News, March 2001, p. 160
      “Giving Hearts to Medicine,” The Arizona Republic, January 12, 2002, p. 357 (another example illustrated)
      “Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Draws Crowd in Palm Beach,” The Gazette, March 23, 2003, p. 24
      Extending the Artist’s Hand: Contemporary Sculpture from the Walla Walla Foundry, exh. cat., Washington State University, Pullman, 2004, p. 108 (another example illustrated, p. 30)
      Natasha Aimé Hall, “Gallery Without Borders,” The Gazette, April 14, 2005, p. 48 (another example illustrated)
      “Picks of the Day,” Palm Beach Daily News, February 13, 2006, p. 2 (another example illustrated)
      Diane Slawych, “Destinations Worth Embracing: Artistic Expressions of Love Found Around the World,” Toronto Sun, February 11, 2011, n.p.
      Sara Davidson, ed., Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983–present, no. 1999.02, online (other examples 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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Twin 6' Heart

incised with the artist's signature, number and date "JIM DINE © 1999 1/6" on the base
painted bronze
75 3/4 x 111 1/2 x 60 1/2 in. (192.4 x 283.2 x 153.7 cm)
Executed in 1999, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6 plus 4 artist’s proofs and 1 foundry cast.

Other examples from this edition are held in the permanent collections of the Palm Springs Art Museum (2/6) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (AP 4).

Full Cataloguing

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $478,800

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021