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Petersburg Press 1971 (Green Bathrobe) by Jim Dine

Petersburg Press 1971 (Green Bathrobe) by Jim Dine

Petersburg Press

Offset Lithograph


Edition Size: Unknown

Sheet Size: 30.75 x 22 inches


Condition: Excellent

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This original, vintage poster on poster stock features one of Jim Dine’s most iconic motifs: the bathrobe. In 1964, Dine saw an ad in the New York Times: “The ad shows a robe with the man airbrushed out of it. There was nobody in the bathrobe, but when I saw it, it looked like me.” Standing in for the artist’s own body and rife with personal meaning, it provides a framework for limitless formal and stylistic experimentation.  Here, the garment is colored bright green and defined by variegated black lines. Numbers label each part of the robe as in an anatomical chart. Bold black lettering reads Jim Dine, Petersburg Press. The poster is one of six posters designed by the artist for his 1971 European travelling retrospective exhibition. This poster comes from the Petersburg Press archives where it has been stored since its publication in 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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