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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.