Book of the Week

A printmaker’s document by Jim Dine

Dine Printmaker’s document is a print flavouring book. Inspired by a semi-autobiographical book by the mid-20th century German printmaker Hap Grieshaber, Dine used his idea to create a story of fifty years as a printmaker. But more about Jim Dine and his work can be found since the preface: “You’ve got about prints. You’ve got to care about woodcuts, litographs and etchings. You can’t care about whether they sell or wether anyone feels the way you do about your images. I love printmaking so much I try not to care about anything beyond my ego. I keep going because, like the woman who swallowed the knives and nails, I can’t stop. I’ve put my life into it.” Jim Dine was Born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a prolific painter, draughtsman, print-maker and photographer. Initially associated with the Pop movement, Dine’s career spans over forty years and his work is held in numerous private and public collections. And, as he writes: still…printing!

 

Jim Dine

A printmakers document by Jim Dine

Steidl, 2013

pp. 280, 20 x 29 cm, clothbound hardcover, euro 40

on sale at Galleria Carla Sozzani Bookshop

Posted on: Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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