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Boymans Museum (Two Ties) by Jim Dine

Boymans Museum (Two Ties) by Jim Dine

Petersburg Press

Offset Lithograph


Edition Size: Unknown

Sheet Size: 30.5 x 22 inches


Condition: Excellent

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Original poster produced on the occasion of Jim Dine’s 1971 exhibition at the Boymans Museum, Rotterdam. This vintage poster reproduces the artist’s lithograph Two Ties: neckties sketched in black accompanied by lively sprays of ink. The bold red, sans serif typeface is pure retro delight.

Jim Dine’s careful depiction of everyday objects imbues them with life: tools, hearts, robes, and hearts serve as frameworks for formal experimentation and as vessels for meaning. Here, the artist has reduced the human figure to adjacent ties marked “1” and “2”, perhaps a commentary on the spectrum of identities contained in one individual – or a whimsical, intimate self portrait.

Text reads Jim Dine, Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam 19 Februari – 12 April 1971.


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Jim Dine

Jim Dine is an American pop artist who was born in Ohio in 1935 and was known for his painting, drawing, sculpting and printmaking. He is considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement, a style that opposed the emotional expressions of Abstract Impressionism and instead, denies aesthetics by using mundane subjects and focusing on performance. Dine was first recognised by the art industry when he displayed ‘Happenings’ a type of performance art in collaboration with the musician John Cage. In 1959, it was exhibited over six days in an environment or installation in New York City’s Reuben Gallery, where features of light, sound, projects and viewer participation all played a part in the display.

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