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  • 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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174

The Pressure from the Left, from Hearts from Nikolaistrasse

2009
Inkjet print in colours with photo-etching and hand-colouring in acrylic, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 105.2 x 75.3 cm (41 3/8 x 29 5/8 in.)
S. 111.5 x 80.3 cm (43 7/8 x 31 5/8 in.)

signed, dated '2009' and numbered 3/17 in pencil, published by Alan Cristea Gallery, London, framed.

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £1,875

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Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm