Heart and Venus

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  • Provenance

    PaceWildenstein, New York
    Arij Gasiunasen Fine Art, Palm Beach (acquired from the above in 1995)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Trieste, Civico Museo Revoltella, Jim Dine's Venus, July 12 - September 22, 1996, pp. 16, 17, 36 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 37)
    Wasau, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Contemporary Sculpture: The Figurative Tradition, June 1, 1997- May 1, 1998, p. 6 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Jim Dine: Major Icon Paintings and Sculptures, exh. cat., Arij Gasiunasen Fine Art, Palm Beach, 1995 (another example illustrated on the back cover)
    "Jim Dine e la Pop Art: ciclo di video al Revoltella", Il Piccolo, August 2, 1996, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    Jason Edward Kaufman, "US and Canadian 1998 Museum Acquisitions", The Art Newspaper, no. 89, February 1999, n.p.
    D'après l'antique, exh. cat., Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2000, p. 469 (another example illustrated)
    Jim Dine, exh. cat., Galleria Agnellini Arte Moderna, Brescia, 2011, pp. 41, 48, 49
    Sara Davidson, ed., Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983-present, no. 1993.01, online (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    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 from the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Collection

Jim Dine

Heart and Venus

bronze
84 x 84 x 56 in. (213.4 x 213.4 x 142.2 cm.)
Executed in 1993, this work is number 6 from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for $156,250

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

New York Auction 13 November 2019