James Dine is an American pop artist. He is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement. He first earned notice in the art world with ?Happenings,” which were chaotic performance art. The first of these was the 30 second ?The Smiling Worker” performed in 1959.
In the early 1960s Dine produced pop art with items from everyday life. In 1967 he moved to London, England where he was represented by the art dealer Robert Fraser spending the next four years developing his art. Returning to the United States in 1971 he focused on several series of drawings. In the 1980s sculpture resumed a prominent place in his art. In the time since then there has been an apparent shift in the subject of his art from man-made objects to nature. In 1984, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, exhibited his work as ?Jim Dine: Five Themes,” and in 1989, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts hosted ?Jim Dine Drawings: 1973-1987.” In 2004, the National Gallery of Art, Washington organized the exhibition, ?Drawings of Jim Dine.”
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