Happy 80th birthday to Jim Dine (June 16), SACI Artists Council Member

Artist Jim Dine

Artist Jim Dine

Happy 80th Birthday, Jim Dine!

What a better way to celebrate your career and birthday than to give a big donation of your artwork to the British Museum! Jim Dine, American Pop artist and member of SACI’s Artists Council, recently gifted more than 200 prints featuring imagery of his iconic bathrobes, paintbrushes, hearts, and tools in honor of his dealer Alan Cristea. A selection of these prints from the 1960s-80s can be viewed now at the British Museum in the Prints and Drawing gallery, with a major print exhibition planned there for 2017.

Jim Dine, from the

Jim Dine, from the “Five Paintbrushes” series, 1973

Currently, you can see Dine’s work in several international group exhibitions and 3 solo exhibitions:

Jim Dine: Hearts of Stone
May 29 – June 24, 2015
Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

Jim Dine: 80th Anniversary Exhibition
June 6 – July 24, 2015
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris

Jim Dine: People, Places, and Things
June 26 – October 25, 2015
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Jim Dine,

Jim Dine, “Blood’s on the River Now,” 2005, Oil and charcoal on linen, 108 x 108 inches

Jim Dine (b. 1935) is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at the University of Cincinnati, the Boston Museum School, and Ohio University (BFA, 1957). He moved to New York in 1959 where he staged his first Happening with Claes Oldenburg and Allan Kaproq at the Judson Gallery, New York. In 1962, his work was included with other big name contemporaries in what is considered one of the first Pop Art exhibitions, presented at the Norton Simon Museum. In the late 1960s, Dine lived for several years in London. He has been represented by the Pace Gallery since 1976.

A prolific artist, Dine works in several media: painting, printmaking, drawing, collage, assemblage, sculpture, photography, illustration, and even stage design. Dine’s work can be found in collections around the world including: Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Jewish Museum, NY; National Gallery, Washington DC; Boston Museum of Fine Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the TATE, London.

SACI is honored to include Jim Dine as a member of the SACI Artists Council.

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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