Jim Dine: An Interview

1978 | 00:38:00 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Blumenthal/Horsfield Interviews, Interview, Painting, Visual Art

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Jim Dine (b. 1935) first emerged as an avant-garde artist creating Happenings and performances with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and others in the early 1960s. Ultimately, he rejected the performances that led to his early success in favor of an introspective search for identity. Using banal objects as subjects for his paintings and prints, Dine displayed a growing sense of self-awareness.

“I felt that art was the thing that would save me. I’m aware that things you think are going to save you don’t hold your interest once they’ve saved you. But this has. It’s what I’m here for,” Dine says in this interview with Kate Horsfield.

A historical interview originally recorded in 1978 and re-edited in 2004 with support from the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.