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  • Provenance

    Pace Gallery, New York
    Malmberg International Art Bagersgatan, Malmö
    Private Collection, Europe (acquired circa early 1980s)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I trust objects so much. I trust disparate elements going together." Jim Dine, 1966

  • 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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Property of a Distinguished European Collector

226

Harry Mathews Skis the Vercour

each signed, titled and dated ""Harry Mathews Skiis the Vercour" Jim Dine 1973" on the reverse
acrylic, collage and mixed media on canvas, diptych
each 72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm.)
Executed in 1973.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $112,500

Contact Specialist
John McCord
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018