Jim Dine American

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Like so many of Dine's works, the subject of this drawing is both familiar and astonishing. We are left to admire the graphic and textural qualities of hair—taken out of context, without reference to a body. Throughout his career Dine has focused on a limited number of themes, most notably bathrobes, tools, painters' palettes, and hearts that serve as surrogate self-portraits. Although his series of hair paintings and drawings from 1961 (followed a decade later by prints) was short-lived, he incorporated "hairy" elements into a number of subjects such as tools and bathrobes.

Hair, Jim Dine (American, born Cincinnati, Ohio, 1935), Opaque watercolor and graphite on paper

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