Jim Dine

Selected works

Born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jim Dine lives and works in Paris, Göttingen (Germany) and Walla Walla (USA). Pioneer of the happening and associated with the Pop Art movement, he has always followed a unique path. He experiments extensively with different techniques, working with wood, lithography, photography, metal, stone and paint. The tool and the creative process are just as important as the finished work. The artist explores the themes of the self, the body and memory, drawing on a personal iconography made up of hearts, veins, skulls, Pinocchio and tools.

Inauguration de la Fondation Helenis GGL - Group show

For its inauguration, the Helenis GGL Foundation in Montpellier is hosting four personalities from the contemporary art world: Abdelkader Benchamma, Jim Dine, Jan Fabre and Marlène Mocquet. Each of the four artists will present an artwork for the event - which will open the season in what aims to become one of the city's major cultural centres.


Inauguration -  November 2020


Recyclage/Surcyclage – group show

This year, the Fondation Villa Datris decided to explore a current issue: the act of recycling, through sculpture. At a time where sustainable development has become a priority, contemporary artists took over the topic to explore it through a creative eye. They used imagination and inspiration to create a new world flows. Numerous artists tried to recycle. Among them are Jim Dine and Iván Navarro who made their way into the exhibition, underlining our presents concerns.

From June 20 to November 1, 2020

Fondation Villa Datris, 7 Avenue des Quatre Otages, 84800 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France


Templon launches a new viewing room

We invite you to experience our new online viewing room for an immersive visit of our Paris and Brussels spaces.
Currently on view: Norbert BiskyDesmadre BerlinJim DineThe Classic Prints, and Billie ZangewaSoldier of Love.
Click on the link below and on each work to explore!


HEART - Romanticism in Contemporary Art

Le Musée de la Vie romantique presents a selection of around 40 art works by thirty contemporary artists on the representation of heart as an expression of the feeling of love, echoing one of the main themes of Romanticism.
This exhibition aims to open the cultural program of the museum beyond the nineteenth century by exploring the continuation of Romanticism in contemporary art, in resonance with the museum’s collections. The heart as an organ, motif and symbol is presented here through various techniques: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, neon and photography.
In addition to the emblematic figures of Niki de Saint Phalle, Jim Dine, Annette Messager, Sophie Calle, Pierre and Gilles, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Françoise Pétrovitch, visitors will be able to discover about twenty other artists in this exhibition. 

Musée de la Vie romantique, Paris, France

February 14 - July 12, 2020


Jim Dine – Solo show

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni presents the work of one of the greatest American artists, a man whose radical and innovative oeuvre had a major impact on contemporary visual culture, particularly on the Italian visual culture of the 1960s.

The exhibition showcases over 60 works dated 1959 to 2016, coming from public and private collections both in Europe and in the United States. An exhaustive iconographical apparatus on the famous Happenings accompanied by a narrative in Jim Dine's own voice. And a selection of video interviews will allow visitors to draw closer to the figure of this great artist.

From February 11 to June 2, 2020

Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy


BYE BYE FUTURE! L'art de voyager dans le temps - group show

Musée Royal of Mariemont presents ‘Bye, Bye Future ! L’art de voyager dans le temps’. The exhibition deals with evolutions of the future and the need for humans to control time, while emphasizing on digital creations and animated images. Bye Bye Future gathers works from international artist such as Jim Dine and Pierre et Gilles, who undertook at some point the ancestral voyage through space and time.

From January 25 to October 25, 2020

Chaussée de Mariemont, 100, 7140, Morlanwelz, Belgium


July 14/ Galerie Templon is proud to announce that Jim Dine has been appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Légion d’honneur by decree of 14 July 2019.

Jim Dine - Group show

The Center Pompidou Málaga presents the exceptional donation made by Jim Dine in 2017-2018 to the Musée National d'Art Moderne and which includes works from the period 1961 to 2016. It is a coherent set of paintings and sculptures that reveal his incessant autobiographical exploration through his recurring motifs: tools, hearts, bathrobes, venuses, pinocchios ... With this donation, Jim Dine wanted to thank France for having inspired an aesthetic that has fueled his work.

From 10/07/2019 to 7/10/2019


Poésie der Pflanze (Poetry of Plants) – Photos by Karl Blossfeldt and Jim Dine - group show

The exhibition "Poesie der Pflanze’ (’Poetry of Plants”) presents Kalr Blossfeldt’s (1865-1932) works in conjunction with around 40 heliogravures by the American artist Jim Dine (1935).  

Even though the two artists are generations apart and represent very different artistic approaches, their works make it clear that the mystery of nature, its magic as well as its regularity and order, is a never-ending source of creative inspiration.

From 22/02/2019 to 21/07/2019


I never look away - solo show

The exhibition I never look away gathers sixty self-portraits by Jim Dine, donated by the artist to the Albertina Museum of Vienna. 

From 20/02/2019 to 12/05/2019


The House of Words : The Muse and Seven Black Paintings - solo show

The Roman show will unveil a new body of paintings, Black Paintings, created in 2015.

In the central room of the Palazzo will be displayed the installation The Flowering Sheet (Poet Singing), first shown at Getty Museum in 2008, gathering sculptures and walls covered with handwritten poems.


From 26/10/2017 to 03/02/2017

Thru The Stardust, The Heat On the Lawn (Claude) - FIAC Hors les Murs


In 2016, Jim Dine was invited for the second time by the Manufacture de Sèvres to develop a new series of works. Working in a studio loaned by the museum, Jim Dine has been creating a spectacular ensemble of ten vases/sculptures in glazed stoneware. Baked and glazed on the premises, with technical expertise and tradition of the Sèvres team, these sculptures integrate his handwritten poem as well as sculpted lids made of tools cast in bronze. They offer a reflection on the power of words - poems as vessels - creating connections between tools and language, the sensuality of clay and the harshness of the distorted bronze. They will be presented in the Tuileries garden as part of the Fiac programme Hors les murs (Fiac Outdoors). Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati. He lives and works between Paris, Göttingen (Germany) and Walla Walla (USA).

From 17/10/2017 to 22/10/2017


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