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    Galerie Mikro 4

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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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Crash Series: The Crash IV

1960
Lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 20 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (52.1 x 44.5 cm);
S. 27 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. (69.9 x 56.5 cm)

signed, titled and annotated `artist's proof' in pencil (the edition was 33), published by Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, surface soiling (particularly in the margins), a crease at the lower right corner, several brown stains along the left sheet edge, otherwise in good condition, framed.

Estimate
$1,000 - 1,500 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York