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Wall (The Wolfman) by Jim Dine

Petersburg Press

Color Etching and Aquatint


Edition Size: 120

Sheet Size: 31 x 22 ¼ inches


Condition: Good

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A delightful early Jim Dine etching picturing iconic 1940s Hollywood monster the Wolfman in neon green. With a broken red heart in the lower left and a tiny King Kong doodle in yellow in the upper right, the effect is of a classic DIY flyer. Text in all caps reads: “THE WOLFMAN / STRIKES LIKE THE DOGS WHO LOOK STRAIGHT AT ME AND CAN TELL / I WOULD PISS IN MY PANTS IF ONE EVER CONSIDERED SHAKING HANDS. STOP THE HAIRY BEAST FROM DEVOURING THE WALL / PLASTER MIGHT CHIP HIS BEARD / THIS IS ALL SO MUCH DECORATION / THE BIG ACTION TAKES PLACE NEXT DOOR…ALWAYS DID.”

Wall (The Wolfman) 1967
Aquatint, photo-etching and embossing in colors on Crisbrook handmade paper
signed, dated and numbered 28/120 in pencil lower left
sheet 31 x 22 ¼ in / 78.7 x 56.5 cm

Condition: Some handling creases, waviness and wear to paper commensurate with age.


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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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