Jim Dine - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 23, 2008 | Phillips

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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 Bending of the Bow: A Version of the Closing Books of Homer's Odyssey

The deluxe edition of the book with poem by Neil Curry, Head of Homer etching, drypoint and power-tool abrasion, on Hahnemühle paper (loose), one lithographic frontispiece and four photogravures (all bound), title page and colophon, 43 pgs,
13 x 10 1/4 in. (33 x 26 cm)
the book signed by the poet and numbered 50 in black ink on the colophon, the print signed, dated `1992' and numbered 50/75 in pencil (there were also 15 hors commerce in Roman numerals), published by Enitharmon Press, London, in very good condition, contained in original hunter green cloth and beige linen over boards with slipcase.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $500

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York