Jim Dine

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In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Jim Dine born 1935
Lithograph on paper
Image: 707 × 558 mm
Presented by the artist 1980

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, August 2004

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Catalogue entry

P02537 [from] TEN WINTER TOOLS 1973 [P02531-P02540;complete]

All inscribed ‘Jim Dine’ bottom left and ‘1973’ bottom right and ‘A/P 10/10’
Ten lithographs, printed by William Law and published by Petersburg Press, New York in an edition of 100, each approx. 28× 22 (70.7×55.3)
Presented by the artist in memory of Clive Goodwin and David McEwen 1980
Lit: op.cit., nos.108–117

There is an edition of ten hand-coloured versions of these ten lithographs, op.cit., nos.118–127

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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