Jim Dine - Editions & Works on Paper New York Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 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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Red Darkness (Red Heart)

Woodcut in colors with hand-coloring in red acrylic and enamel paint, on Arches Cover white paper, with full margins.
I. 45 x 37 1/2 in. (114.3 x 95.3 cm)
S. 55 x 42 1/2 in. (139.7 x 108 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 2/30 in pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Pace Editions Inc., New York, framed.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $13,860

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020