Jim Dine - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Malmberg International Art, Malmö
    Mr. and Mrs. Anders Malberg, Malmö (by 1981)
    Private Collection (acquired circa 1983)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    David Shapiro, Jim Dine, New York, 1981, no. 69, n.p. (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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signed, and dated "Jim Dine 1962 Dec 25." lower center; further signed and inscribed "Jim Merry Xmas" on the reverse
oll, pastel, graphite, toothbrush and broken glass on board
18 7/8 x 24 7/8 in. (47.9 x 63.2 cm)
Executed on December 25, 1962.

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $16,380

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020