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Five Layers of Metal Ties

A work made of drypoint and watercolor on cream wove paper.
© 2018 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of drypoint and watercolor on cream wove paper.




Jim Dine
American, born 1935

About this artwork

Jim Dine began making prints very early in his career, and is widely regarded as one of the great painter-printmakers of the twentieth century. Although he worked frequently at U.L.A.E. throughout the 1960s, Dine’s earliest print projects were executed at Pratt Graphics Center, which predated Tamarind and U.L.A.E. Ties was a set of five drypoints that exemplify Dine’s simple and direct treatment of the process. Both the simplicity of technique and the additions of hand coloring are still typical of Dine’s most recent prints.


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Jim Dine


Five Layers of Metal Ties


United States (Artist's nationality)

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Made 1961


Drypoint and watercolor on cream wove paper


Plate: 91.3 × 45.5 cm (36 × 17 15/16 in.); Sheet: 101.5 × 66.3 cm (40 × 26 1/8 in.)

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Purchased with funds provided by Mr. and Mrs. Gene R. Summers and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lo Giudice

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© 2018 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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