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Plant Becomes a Fan


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Title

Plant Becomes a Fan

Artist

Jim Dine (American, born 1935)

Date

1975

Medium

lithograph on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 28 7/8 in x 22 5/8 in; sheet: 36 1/8 in x 24 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

annotation: U.S.F. 189 D (?), verso, lower right

chopmark: (copyright symbol), lower right

edition; date; initials: prints proof 1975 J.D., lower left

chopmarks: (2 chopmarks), lower left

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

planographic print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Helen Thurston Ayer Fund

Accession Number

80.103.3

Copyright

© artist or other rights holder

Terms

lithography

paper

planographic printing

planographic prints

Description

The witty and surreal transformation of a plant into a fan has occurred in Jim Dine's work since 1961. In this series of prints, Dine gradually converts the organic form of a leafy plant into a balanced mechanical object. Unlike other Pop artists who employ everyday things for their neutrality, Dine selects his images because, for the artist, they are charged with personal meaning: "When I use objects, I see them as a vocabulary of feelings."

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