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    Williams College 171-5; and 46

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Lithographs of the Sculpture: The Plant Becomes a Fan; and Sledgehammer and Axe

1975; and 1971
The complete set of five lithographs with varnish, on Natsume paper; and one offset lithograph, Hodgkinson mould-made paper, all with full margins,
all I. various sizes
five S. approx 91.5 x 61.5 cm (36 x 24 1/4 in.)
one S. 141.4 x 101.7 cm (55 5/8 x 40 in.)

The Plant Becomes a Fan all signed, dated 1975 and numbered 6/60 in pencil (there were also 16 artist's proofs); Sledgehammer and Axe signed, dated '1971' and numbered 59/80 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs), all published by Petersburg Press, London, all unframed.

£1,000 - 1,500 • ‡

Sold for £625

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm