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Jim Dine
Vintage Jim Dine tool Poster Kestner Gesellschaft 1970 (Hammers 1970) retro red

1970

$125

About

This vintage exhibition poster reproduces Jim Dine’s 1970 lithograph Hammers, which is in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. It was produced for Dine’s Complete Graphics 1970 exhibition at the Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany which was founded in 1916 and is one of the largest and most well known Kunstverein art associations in Europe. Hand tools are one of the artist’s most iconic motifs: here, two hammers are sketched in black accompanied by lipstick-red text on thick paper. The poster image was printed from the same plate as the limited edition "Hammers" lithograph and is on thick high quality paper stock. Only a handful of copies remain in our Petersburg Press archive. It is not pre-owned.

Details

  • Artist
    Jim Dine (1935, American)
  • Creation Year
    1970
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    This poster is not pre-owned and has been stored in the archives of the publisher since its publication.
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU121126639092

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About Jim Dine (Artist)

The Ohio-born artist Jim Dine brought his ever-shifting, multidisciplinary vision to New York in 1958, a time of transition in the American art world. Abstract Expressionism, which had dominated the scene for years, was on the wane, and a group of young artists, including Dine, Allan Kaprow, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, was eager to replace it with a movement that flipped the traditional rules of art making on their head.


     Beyond dissolving the boundaries between mediums and genres, attaching found objects and detritus to their canvases, these revolutionaries began staging performative “happenings” in public spaces, redefining the very definition of a work of art. As Pop art took form, Dine used objects with personal significance, like his paintbrushes, to transform his paintings into two-dimensional sculptures. He was included in the Norton Simon Museum’s 1962 “New Painting of Objects,” often considered the first true Pop art exhibition in America, but he remained a chameleon, constantly changing his style, material and technique.


     More than his contemporaries, Dine has forged new paths in drawing, scrawling words and names across the canvas to create graphic, abstract landscapes. He is obsessed by certain motifs — such as hearts and his own bathrobe — which recur in various forms throughout his oeuvre. He has occasionally worked in classical genres, such as portraiture, as exemplified by the 1980 aquatint Nancy Outside in July. He has also co-opted the bold, graphic vocabulary of advertising and commercials, as in the sleek 2010 composition Gay Laughter at the Wake.

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