October 27, 2015 - Museum Folkwang - Jim Dine: About the Love of Printing
October 27, 2015

Museum Folkwang

Jim Dine, About the Love of Printing, 2015. Exhibition poster.
Jim Dine
About the Love of Printing
October 30, 2015–January 31, 2016

Press conference: October 29, 11am
Opening: October 29, 7pm

Museum Folkwang
Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen
Germany

www.museum-folkwang.de
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Jim Dine
About the Love of Printing
October 30, 2015–January 31, 2016

Press conference: October 29, 11am
Opening: October 29, 7pm

Museum Folkwang
Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen
Germany

www.museum-folkwang.de
Facebook / Twitter

Museum Folkwang is holding a major exhibition on the graphic work of American artist Jim Dine (b. 1935). Dine was one of the most important Pop artists of the 1960s, and won early recognition for his art, not just in the US but internationally. The retrospective Jim Dine. About the Love of Printing coinciding with his eightieth birthday features some 250 works—including woodcuts, lithographs, and etchings—and presents a representative survey of the artist’s work in the graphic medium, spanning more than five decades.

More than any other artist of his generation, Dine has created works using a wide variety of printmaking techniques and has repeatedly tested the limits and possibilities of graphic art—right up to incising the printing plates with a chainsaw.

The themes in Dine’s prints are as varied as the techniques used to depict them. Most noteworthy of all however is his best-known motif: the heart symbol. Dine’s hearts have long become popular motifs, recognizable to audiences outside the traditional art world.

As a special highlight, the exhibition presents Jim Dine’s most recent works: large-scale polychrome woodblock prints made in spring 2015. For the first time in his long career as an artist, Dine here eschews representation of a concrete subject and instead gives vent to his irrepressible desire to play with colours and surfaces, forms and structures.

Public program
The exhibition will be accompanied by a range of public and educational programs. For the dates, please visit www.museum-folkwang.de or subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.

 

Press contact
Anna Littmann: T +49 201 8845 160 / anna.littmann [​at​] museum-folkwang.essen.de

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