© JIM DINE, PINOCCHIO’S JOURNEY, 2008 - litho ©DR Jim Dine Î
Although Jim Dine first came to prominence as a Pop artist and is considered a pioneer of the movement, he distanced himself from it in the 70’s to forge a very personnel artistic path.
In search of his own identity some subjects come back over and over again, each time in a different manner : the heart, Venus and the bathrobe. In the 90’s the artist’s repertoire expanded to include other subjects like that of Pinocchio. The wooden puppet becomes the central figure of his most recent work, treated in a variety of different ways.
This exhibition showing 150 prints produced between 1985 and 2006 is the ideal opportunity to discover his graphic work, characterised by the innovation in printing techniques and the sheer size and phenomenal presence of the prints.
With the support of the Embassy of the United States of America