A Heart At the Opera
Limited Edition Print : Lithograph
Size : 46x29 in | 117x74 cm
Framed : 48x31 in | 122x79 cm
Edition : 101/500
🔥 Framed Lithograph - 14 Watchers $$$$$
Hand SignedSigned in pencil
Framed with PlexiglassNatural Light Wood Frame
Purchased fromPrivate Collector 2010
Provenance / HistoryIn honor of the Centennial year, the Metropolitan Opera membership commissioned an edition of this print in 500 impressions with text, signed and numbered, as a seven-color lithograph from nine plates, printed on 46 x 29 (116.9 x 73.7) Arches paper, supervised by Keith Brintzenhofe, Crafton Graphics, published by ULAE. #149 in the Jim Dine Prints Catalogue Raisonne 1977-1985 by Ellen G. Daench and Jean E. Feinberg.
Story / Additional InfoFor the background pattern, Dine inked real leaves and pressed them onto the stone on which he also drew the key image.
Certificate of AuthenticityArt Brokerage
Jim Dine - United States
Art Brokerage: Jim Dine is an American artist and poet known for his contributions to the formation of both Performance Art and Pop Art. Employing motifs which include Pinocchio, heart shapes, bathrobes, and tools, Dine produces colorful paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures. “I grew up with tools. I came from a family of people who sold tools, and I’ve always been enchanted by these objects made by anonymous hands,” Dine has said. Born on June 16, 1935 in Cincinnati, OH, he studied poetry at the University of Cincinnati before attending the University of Ohio where he received his BFA in 1957. After moving to New York in 1958, Dine became part of a milieu of artists which included Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg, with whom he began to stage performances at sites in the city, these later became known as “Happenings.” By the early 1960s, he had switched his focus towards painting, drawing on his interest in popular imagery and commercial objects. Though he was shown alongside Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, Dine never considered himself a member of the Pop Art movement. The artist currently lives and works between New York, NY and Walla Walla, WA. His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. Listings wanted.