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Jim Dine – Red Pants II

Jim Dine, Red Pants II is an Etching and drypoint with hand-coloring in acrylic and charcoal on Dieu Donné Papermill handmade paper made in 1999.  It is signed, dated, and numbered from the edition of 20 in the lower right in pencil.  Due to the hand-coloring, each of the 20 are slightly different.

Below is an excerpt from an Interview with Jim Dine by Ilka Scobie:

IS: But what about the Pinocchio, you’ve been working with that image for a long time.

JD: They’ve been working on me for a long time. I saw the Walt Disney movie when I was six, and I was very frightened by it, enchanted by it. And I identify with it. I was a liar, little boys are liars. And then in the ‘60s I found a Pinocchio doll in a junk store, and I bought it, it was a beautiful thing, it was papier-mâché with real clothes sewn by hand, probably made in Japan. And I kept it for years until, in the ‘90s I had to do something with it.

All the time I was identifying with the boy, but now, you know it is a great story because it’s a metaphor for art, this old man brings the puppet to consciousness through his craft, and in the end I am Geppetto, I am no longer Pinocchio.

Title

Red Pants II

Alt. Title

Pinocchio

Medium

Etching

Year

1999

Edition

20

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 56 x 35 (in)
142 x 89 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Jim Dine, Red Pants II is an Etching and drypoint with hand-coloring in acrylic and charcoal on Dieu Donné Papermill handmade paper made in 1999.  It is signed, dated, and numbered from the edition of 20 in the lower right in pencil.  Due to the hand-coloring, each of the 20 are slightly different.

Below is an excerpt from an Interview with Jim Dine by Ilka Scobie:

IS: But what about the Pinocchio, you’ve been working with that image for a long time.

JD: They’ve been working on me for a long time. I saw the Walt Disney movie when I was six, and I was very frightened by it, enchanted by it. And I identify with it. I was a liar, little boys are liars. And then in the ‘60s I found a Pinocchio doll in a junk store, and I bought it, it was a beautiful thing, it was papier-mâché with real clothes sewn by hand, probably made in Japan. And I kept it for years until, in the ‘90s I had to do something with it.

All the time I was identifying with the boy, but now, you know it is a great story because it’s a metaphor for art, this old man brings the puppet to consciousness through his craft, and in the end I am Geppetto, I am no longer Pinocchio.

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Title

Red Pants II

Alt. Title

Pinocchio

Medium

Etching

Year

1999

Edition

20

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 56 x 35 (in)
142 x 89 (cm)
Price Price on Request