Jim Dine

“I always have to find a theme, some tangible subject matter besides the paint itself.  Otherwise I would have been an abstract artist.  There are times when I would have loved to have been…a non-objective artist…but I always have to find something to hang the paint on.  I have tried painting without objects, painting without subject matter except the paint.  It comes to nothing because it is nothing.  It doesn’t interest me.  I’m not a minimal person, hardly an abstract person.  I need that hook… something to hang my landscape on…”

(Graham W.J. Beal, Jim Dine: Five Themes, Minneapolis, 1984, p. 11)

Jim Dine was born ...


Jim Dine: Hearts

18 JUNE 2010 - 03 JULY 2010

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