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Jim Dine prints, 1985-2000 : a catalogue raisonné
Dine, Jim, 1935-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Minneapolis Institute of Arts ; New York : available through D.A.P., [2002]

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255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
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Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, May 12-Aug. 4, 2002.
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NE539.D5 A4 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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One of the most recognizable of American artists, and one of America's most innovative printmakers, Jim Dine has created a multidisciplinary oeuvre tied together by his continued use and reinvention of familiar imagery. Hearts, bathrobes, skulls, tools, the Crommelynck gate, Venus de Milo, self-portraits, plants, and flowers--Dine infuses these personal metaphors with new meanings and continually depicts them in novel and diverse contexts. Over time, some of these motifs have become recognized as clearly symbolic: the bathrobe figures as a self-portrait, the heart as a symbol of his love for wife Nancy. And also over time, Dine has added new images to his iconic repertory. Mountains, ancient Greco-Roman sculpture, owls, hands, trees, apes, Pinocchio, and ravens figure prominently in the prints he has made since 1985. This catalogue raisonne fully documents Dine's evolving imagery and technical experimentation from the late 80s through the millennium, including his limited-edition illustrated books, and establishes his absolute maturity as an artist. A glossary of printmaking terms, a selected print exhibition history and bibilography, and a discussion of his poetry and literary leanings make this catalog complete.

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Library Journal Review

This finely crafted catalog was published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts last summer and shows the rich diversity of work by American artist Jim Dine (b. 1935). Dine's enormous artistic output, often associated with the pop art movement of the 1960s, includes paintings, sculpture, and photographs, but nowhere has he more strikingly demonstrated his virtuosity of materials and content than in his career-long interest in printmaking. The enormous volume of work contained in this catalog is chronologically arranged and includes two instructive essays by curator Carpenter and Joseph Ruzicka (Landfall Press: 25 Years of Printmaking), who discuss Dine's prints, artist's books, and portfolios. The information is presented clearly, and the varied page layout gives this book an innovative look and feel. Included are a helpful key to the prints, selected exhibition history, glossary of printmaking terms, selected print bibliography, index of print titles, and general index. An essential book on Dine's prints, this is highly recommended for all academic and large public libraries.-David A. Berone, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.