New York

New York

“Jim Dine: Walking Memory, 1959-69”

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York
1071 Fifth Avenue
February 12–May 9, 1999

Curated by Germano Celant and Clare Bell

In the early ’90s, when talk at the Guggenheim turned to a full-blown Jim Dine retrospective, it didn’t sound like such a great idea. But now, with the focus on his early work, the moment feels right. Including documentation of his plucky participation in Happenings and his luscious, hand-painted Pop canvases, this 100-work exhibition, organized by the in-house team of Germano Celant and Clare Bell, will concentrate on Dine at his best on the precocious emblem maker of hearts and bathrobes, on the clever appropriator of found objects, from carpenter’s tools to the Venus de Milo. Feb. 12–May 9; travels to Cincinnati Art Museum, Oct. 22, 1999–Jan. 9, 2000.