A Lady Sitting, 1975
Charcoal, Oil and Crayon on Paper
39.5 x 29.5 in
Signed and dated "Jim Dine, 1975"
Jim Dine (b. 1935) lived in Europe in the late 1960s. There he studied the work of Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and other modernists. When the artist returned to New York in 1971, minimalism was en vogue but Dine wasn't interested.
Instead he focused on figure drawing, refining his skills in various mediums and earning a reputation as a master draftsman. Our mixed media drawing is from this period. A stunningly realistic face painted in oil is framed by confident charcoal marks and a glowing crayon color field. In the years to come Dine’s figurative work would mark him as a founder of neo-expressionism.
Pace Gallery, New York
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