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Jim Dine

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Although the title of Jim Dine’s recent show, “Some Greeks, Some Romans,” refers straightforwardly enough to the classical sculptures that are the objects of study in this suite of 150 works on paper, the subtitle, “A Drawing,” implies a stronger claim to significance than the literally more correct plural would have. Dine invites us to see everything here as an entity, and not merely as a collection—an invitation easy enough to accept, since these fiercely worked, sometimes richly chromatic sheets contain so little of the sketchy or the simply notational and seem pervaded by a single effort of will. Always retaining the original size A4 format of the notebook with which he started, as he tells us, in the Glyptothek in Munich, many have been constructed from collaged pieces of variously textured paper, and the pinholes in their upper corners suggest they were worked on the wall, like

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