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Cincinnati II by Jim Dine

Petersburg Press

Colour Lithograph


Edition Size: 75

Sheet Size: 28 x 40.5 inches


Condition: Good

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Lithograph on paper. Signed by the artist and numbered AP lower right in white pencil.

This large-scale black and white, text-based abstract composition is packed with names from Jim Dine’s circle of friends, family, acquaintances and others. Named after the artist’s hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio, this lithograph is based on Name Painting, 1968 – 1969, in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Dine wrote in charcoal the names of everyone he could think of with whom he had any kind of relationship in the first 28 years of his life. Produced in his studio at Chester Square in London, the 15-foot-wide canvas is filled with names – including rubbed out names of those the artist would prefer to forget. Provoking a dialogue between words and imagery, Dine composed this work like he wrote poetry: on paper pinned to the wall.

A copy of this print is in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Two creases on left edge of sheet as photographed, condition otherwise good.

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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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