Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jim Dine

Jim Dine is considered one of the figureheads of the pop-art movement (exhibited along with Andy Warhol who is probably the most famous contemporary). I was recommended to check out his work by a friend. Much of his work is the simple re-creation of "mundane" everyday objects in interesting and dynamic ways. Below I've included an excerpt from the National Gallery of Art's exhibition bio along with a link to a collection of his works and a sample.

Once again, some images may be NSFW.

Drawing is not an exercise.
Exercise is sitting on a stationary bicycle and going nowhere.
Drawing is being on a bicycle and taking a journey.
For me to succeed in drawing, I must go fast and arrive somewhere.
The quest is to keep the thing alive...
--Jim Dine, 2003

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