Jim Dine


Jim Dine (born June 16, 1935) is an American pop artist. He is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Walnut Hills High School and went to University of Cincinnati. In 1953, he attended evening classes at The Art Academy of Cincinnati taught by the influential instructor, Paul Chidlaw.[1] Dine received a BFA from Ohio University in 1957.

He first earned respect in the art world with his Happenings. Pioneered with artists Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaprow, in conjunction with musician John Cage, the “Happenings” were chaotic performance art that was a stark contrast with the more somber mood of the expressionists popular in the New York art world. The first of these was the 30-second The Smiling Worker performed in 1959

Past Lots

Jim Dine, (b. 1935, New York, NY), "Jesse with a Shell I," 1982, Watercolor, pastel, and charcoal on paper under glass, 43" H x 30.5" W

Sold: $9,100

Jim Dine, (1935 - * American), "Double Venus in the Sky at Night," 1984, Color lithograph and screenprint on watermarked William Morris

Sold: $3,250

Jim Dine, (1935 - * American), "The Blue Heart," 2005, Color lithograph on BFK Rives; Marco Fine Arts Contemporary, Hawthorne, CA, pub.

Sold: $2,750

Jim Dine, (b. 1935 American), "Swaying in the Florida Night," 1983, Etching, aquatint and drypoint on Arches wove paper; Pace Editions,

Sold: $2,500