January 28, 2017
A client recently stopped by the workshop with a framing order that included artwork by Jim Dine. The piece itself was a lithograph print with a silver background and eight hearts.
The finished Jim Dine piece.
For the frame design we decided to use hardwood maple, museum glass and spacers to separate the painting from the glass. Finally, we floated the art piece with Japanese paper and rice paste, which has a very low acidity. Since the piece is over 40 years old, we wanted to frame it with the highest level of conservation possible.
A Jim Dine piece entitled, "Frozen Hands, 2013"
Jim Dine is an American artist from Cincinnati, Ohio with an accomplished career in the art world. He first gained recognition for his performance art with the show "Happenings". Dine's next big exhibition was "New Paintings of Common Objects" curated by Walter Hopps. This exhibit was one of the first Pop Art exhibits in America. It included the work of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Dowd. Shortly after the exhibit, he began experimenting with sculpture while attaching items to his artwork. This garnered commercial successes and eventually led to him moving to London to continue working on his art. Pinocchio has also had a prominence in his work leading to a book and a commission for the character's statue in Sweden. Jim Dine's artistic innovation has been widely recognized as groundbreaking in the Pop Art movement and his work is part of museum collections throughout the world.
Linnaeus at Home, 2010 by Jim Dine multicolor.
In conclusion, we had a great time framing this Jim Dine piece and learning more about him. Check out our Instagram to see more of our completed projects or come see us in person on the Lower East Side. To learn more about Jim Dine, visit his artist profile.