Jim Dine
[no title] 1973

Artwork details

Jim Dine born 1935
[no title]
Date 1973
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 707 x 553 mm
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1980
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Dine believes that tools provide a 'link with our past, the human past, the hand'. They feature in many of his works, and can be seen as a symbol of artistic creation. There is also an autobiographical resonance, as Dine's family owned a hardware store in Cincinnati. In these prints, the tools are presented as a series of discrete items, as if laid out for analysis and classification.

August 2004

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