Jim Dine ‘Yellow Belt’



Jim Dine colour woodcut and lithograph on Arches made in 2005. Signed and numbered 141/200 in pencil, lower margins. Printed by Atelier Michael Woolworth, Paris. Published by Éditions de la Difference, Paris. A very good impression with vibrant colours in excellent condition. The print is hinged onto a black backing board and framed in a wide gilt frame with a black edging. Frame has light scratch on lower edge, else good.

Sheet Size 67.7 x 52 cm; 26.25 x 20.5 inches, full margins

Frame: 107 x 91cm (42 x 36 inches)


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However, customers living near London and the M25 circuit or slightly beyond, can have it hand delivered by ourselves at no extra cost.

Often associated with the Pop art movement, Jim Dine features everyday objects and imagery in his paintings, drawings, and prints. However, unlike many Pop artists, he focuses on the autobiographical and emotive connotations of his motifs. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he worked with Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow to organize proto-performance art events known as Happenings. Soon after, drawing on childhood memories of his father’s Cincinnati hardware store, Dine began making paintings incorporating real objects like hammers, C-clamps, and paintbrushes. For Dine, these objects functioned “as a vocabulary of feelings.”

An early experiment with woodcut technique, The Yellow Belt illustrates the enduring importance of the bathrobe motif in Dine’s work. He first adopted this humble but self-assured motif in 1964 as a metaphor for his self-portrait, after coming across an image of a man’s dressing gown in a newspaper advertisement. Dine has used the motif in over seventy printed works.

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