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

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  • Provenance

    PaceWildenstein, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
    Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Trieste, Civico Museo Revoltella, Jim Dine's Venus, July 12–October 13, 1996, p. 44 (illustrated, p. 45)
    Seattle, Meyerson and Nowinski Art Associates, Jim Dine: Venus, September 25–November 9, 1997

  • Literature

    Jim Dine: Paintings, Sculpture, Drawings, Prints 1959–1987, exh. cat., Galleria d'Arte Moderna Ca' Pesaro, Venice, 1988, p. 108
    Robin Updike, "Artist Jim Dine Brings Fresh Vision to the Familiar," The Seattle Times, September 26, 1997 (illustrated)
    Rebecca Teagarden, “A United Front,” The Seattle Times, November 4, 2005, online (illustrated)
    Jim Dine, exh. cat., Galleria Agnellini Arte Moderna, Brescia, 2011, pp. 41, 49
    Sara Davidson, ed., Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983–present, no. 1996.03, online (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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Lot Offered With No Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

The Yellow Venus

enamel and acrylic on wood
56 1/8 x 25 5.8 x 21 1/8 in. (142.6 x 78.2 x 53.7 cm)
Executed in 1994–1996.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $60,480

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New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021