31. JIM DINE Rancho Woodcut Heart, 1982, Edition of 75
Three Color Woodcut
47.75" x 40.5"
Courtesy of the artist and Pace Prints
Jim Dine is an American artist and poet known for his contributions to the formation of both Performance Art and Pop Art. Born in 1935 in Cincinnati, OH, he studied poetry at the University of Cincinnati before attending the University of Ohio where he received his BFA in 1957. Dine became part of a milieu of artists which included Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg, with whom he began to stage performances which later became known as “Happenings.” By the early 1960s, he had switched his focus to painting, drawing on his interest in popular imagery and commercial objects. Dine currently lives and works in New York and Walla Walla, WA. His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Tate Modern in London; Bilbao Fine Arts Museum; and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others.