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Jim Dine Exhibition displays new subjects

Jim Dine Exhibition displays new subjects – Landover, M.D

For the first time in more than 15 years, a major survey of the artwork of artist Jim Dine will be featured at the National Gallery of Art, March 21 through Aug. 1. The exhibition will celebrate Dine’s achievements as a draftsman and will include more than 100 of his drawings from the late 1960s to the present.

Dine is recognized for the recurring imagery–such as tools, hearts and bathrobes–he incorporates into his paintings, prints and sculptures.T his exhibition will focus on Dine’s iconic images of tools as well as less publicized themes from the 1980s and ’90s, including depictions of owls and studies of ancient sculpture and nature.

“Drawings of Jim Dine” is organized chronologically and begins with a 16-foot-long charcoal work on canvas, “Name Painting (1935-1963) No. 1,” created from 1968 to 1969. In 1974, Dine began drawing figures, working with models, photographs, mirror-images of himself, and department store mannequins. His work broadened during the ’70s and ’80s to include trees and plants. These newer subjects, including antique sculpture, owls and ravens, an Austrian mountain and the puppet Pinocchio, are being displayed for the first time since the last major exhibition of Dine’s drawings in 1988.

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“Drawings of Jim Dine”

March 21 through Aug. 1

National Gallery of Art

Address: 2000B S. Club Drive Landover, MD

Phone: (202) 737-4215

Web site: www.nga.gov

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