The Jerusalem Plant #6

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Jim Dine

American, born 1935

The Jerusalem Plant #6, 1982

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Lithograph on paper

Dimensions: 40 1/4 × 60 in. (102.2 × 152.4 cm)

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mr. William S. White, 2013.18

American artist Jim Dine’s first venture into printmaking happened after he was introduced to ULAE founder Tatyana Grosman by Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in 1962. Dine’s first prints depicted some of his favorite subjects, including tools, domestic items, flowers, and plants, rendered with sweeping, loose lines that often reflected his affinity for the style of Abstract Expressionism. In 1975, Dine began publishing his own prints, as well as periodically working at ULAE. While there he created a series of eight lithographs depicting Jerusalem plants. Moving from Ohio to New York, he became an integral part of the burgeoning avant-garde scene in the 1950s. By the mid-1960s, Dine’s work had become associated with Pop Art, a movement with which he never felt a strong affinity. He has long disassociated himself by arguing that his sources are personal, not popular, and that his works pertain more to his lifelong search for the self and for insights into what it means to be human. In 1977, he insisted, “I’m not a Pop artist. I’m not part of the movement because I’m too subjective. Pop is concerned with exteriors. I’m concerned with interiors.”

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