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American painter, born 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dine studied at the Boston Museum School and Ohio University. Began painting in 1950s and first exhibited in New York in 1960. Involved with Environments and Happenings for many years. He made four of these between the years 1959 and 1960- Smiling Workman, Jim Dine’s Vaudeville, Car Crash and Shining Bed. Close in spirit to Claes Oldenburg, the two worked jointly on their happenings for a period. Some critics consider Dine to be a Pop artist.

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns were very influential on Dine’s work, as was Marcel Duchamp. Dine continually tested the boundaries of works of art often using real objects in his paintings (such as bathrobes, ties, hair and household applian...

Kindergarten Robes - Jim Dine

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Kindergarten Robes, 1983

Woodcut printed in colours
138.5 x 182 cms
(54.43 x 71.53 in)

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