Jim Dine - Evening & Day Editions London Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Phillips

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    Galerie Mikro 47 (Dorian Gray)

  • 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

The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde; and Tool Box: one plate

1963; and 1966
The complete set of ten prints, comprising six lithographs and four etchings in colours (one with collage and one with acetate overlay), on Arches paper, and one screenprint with collage (from the set of 10), on tracing paper, the full sheets.
Dorian Gray all S. 44.6 x 31 cm (17 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.)
Tool Box S. 59.8 x 48 cm (23 1/2 x 18 7/8 in.)

The Dorian Gray plates signed in pencil on the front, numbered 39/100 in blue ink and stamped 'Edition C' on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press, London, the Tool Box plate signed on the front and numbered 115/150 in pencil on the reverse (there were also 30 artist's proofs), published by Editions Alecto, London, two framed.

£2,000 - 3,000 •‡

Sold for £625

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 June 2017