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Whitney Museum 1970 (Six Hearts 1970) by Jim Dine

Whitney Museum 1970 (Six Hearts 1970) by Jim Dine

Petersburg Press

Colour Lithograph


Edition Size: Unknown

Sheet Size: 30 x 22 inches


Condition: Excellent

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Original poster produced for Jim Dine’s 1970 exhibition at the Whitney
Museum of American Art. This poster, printed on fine, thick paper, features
imagery from Six Hearts, 1970, a color offset lithograph with collage, spray-
paint and hand coloring. From the retro, rounded 1970s typeface to the
jubilant sprays of paint around Dine’s trademark hearts, this work is one of
the highlights of Petersburg Press’ vintage poster archives.

Jim Dine spoke in an interview about why he returns to the heart motif again
and again: “I have no idea but it’s mine and I use it as a template for all my
emotions. It’s a landscape for everything. It’s like Indian classical music –
based on something very simple but building to a complicated structure.
Within that you can do anything in the world. And that’s how I feel about my

Text reads: Whitney Museum of American Art, Madison Avenue at 75th
Street, February 27-April 19, 1970.


The Artist

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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