Singing and Printing I

  • Jim Dine, Singing and Printing I, 2001, unique monoprint woodcut, hand-painted in acrylic, on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Jerome F. Meyer Trust, 2004.22.2

Exhibition Label
Images of the classical Venus de Milo recur frequently in Jim Dine’s art. A universal symbol of love and beauty, she has also been interpreted as an archetypal mother-figure or fertility symbol. In the series of prints titled Singing and Printing, of which this is the first, the same woodcut image of Venus appears in each impression, but the addition of hand-painting makes each one unique and frequently quite different from the others. The artist may be alluding to the various meanings of Venus by repeating the image, yet making each representation distinctive.

Multiplicity, 2011

Title
Singing and Printing I
Artist
Printer
Publisher
Date
2001
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet: 69 7/8 x 55 in. (177.5 x 139.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Jerome F. Meyer Trust

Mediums
Mediums Description
unique monoprint woodcut, hand-painted in acrylic, on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – torso
Object Number
2004.22.2
Palette
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