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Design for Red Heart (framed) by Jim Dine

Petersburg Press



Edition Size: Signed proof aside from Edition B (edition 200) and Edition C (edition 100).

Image Size: 16.5 x 8.75 inches

Sheet Size: 17.5 x 12 inches

Reference: Jim Dine: Complete Graphics with essay by John Russell, Galerie Mikro Berlin| Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover| Petersburg Press London 1970, 47g


Condition: Excellent

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Etching by Jim Dine from one of his most important artist’s books – completely designed and illustrated by Dine. Signed proof aside from Edition B (edition 200) and Edition C (edition 100). Signed by the artist lower right in pencil. Framed in maple with a deep cut cream mat.

This proof depicts one of Jim Dine’s signature images, a deep red heart dripping down the page, appearing as a bleeding heart. Along the right side of the heart, hand-drawn text reads: “Red design for satin heart”.

Dine was working on the sets and costumes for a stage version of Oscar Wilde’s famed novel, and when the play did not come to fruition, Petersburg Press proposed that he make a book replicating his annotated typescript of the play. Dine then drew 12 lithographs illustrating his costume and set designs which are included in the book and an additional 4 etchings, separate from the book, which are included loose in Editions A and C. Dine would go on to be a frequent Petersburg Press collaborator.


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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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