Jim Dine: In conversation with Professor Paul Coldwell

Jim Dine A History of Communism, 2012 A suite of 45 stone lithographs with additional etching and engraving on Zerkall 450gsm paper presented in a portfolio box together with a title and a colophon page Sheet 94.0 x 71.1 cm (each) Edition of 10  Please credit all image use: Courtesy Jim Dine and Alan Cristea Gallery

25 Nov 2015

6pm to 8pm

Jim Dine, born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is considered one of the most significant artists of his generation, with a practice that includes painting, sculpture, performance, poetry and printmaking. He first established himself through Happenings (1959-60) along with Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg, and then as one of the pioneers of Pop Art alongside artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Rushca and Andy Warhol.
Throughout his career, printmaking has been a constant source of both experimentation and innovation. Widely regarded as one of the finest printmakers working today, this conversation will focus on the role that printmaking has within his overall practice. He has produced memorable works in a wide range of print media including woodcut, etching and lithography, and most recently, an epic series entitled A History of Communism, in which Dine has taken lithographic stones, salvaged from a socialist art academy in the former German Democratic Republic, as starting points onto which he has overprinted and woven his own iconography.

Paul Coldwell is Professor of Fine Art at at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts.

This event is part of CCW Graduate School’s public programme.

Open to all staff, students and members of the general public.

Tickets: Non-student: £10 | Student £6
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Image: Jim Dine A History of Communism, 2012. Courtesy Jim Dine and Alan Cristea Gallery