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    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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The Little Heart in a Landscape

1991
Etching with power-tool abrasion, with red Moriki Chine collé to Hahnemühle paper, with full margins,
I. 10 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. (25.7 x 31.8 cm);
S. 15 3/4 x 16 5/8 in. (40 x 42.2 cm)

signed, dated `1991' and numbered 43/100 in pencil (there were also 25 artist's proofs), co-published by the artist and Pace Editions, Inc. as a contribution to the endowment fund of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books of the Museum of Modern Art, in excellent condition, framed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $5,250

Editions

8 June 2011 New York