Saw Poster by Jim Dine (Kunsthalle Bern, 1971)


Artist: Jim Dine

We adore this original 1971 exhibition poster by Jim Dine. The true blue and the characteristic tool motif combined with the early 70s lettering is a joy, contrasting beautifully with the artist's handwriting. Perfect, perfect placement.

The poster was printed in 1971 on lovely heavy paper stock.

Approximate dimensions 76.2  x 55.8 cm /  30 x 22 inches . 

Dine has said he was "raised in a family of ironmongers and the tools were always around me." His family were Polish Jews. They owned a hardware store where Dine gained a deep interest in the power of ordinary objects.

Born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Dine moved to New York in 1959 where he  became a pioneer of the Happenings movement together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg and Robert Whitman. Dine is closely associated with the development of Pop art in the early 1960s, but he diverged from the coldness and impersonal nature of Pop by making works about the personal and the quotidian. His work has been celebrated down the decades, with major retrospectives at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Guggenheim in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

This is an archive / vintage poster, printed in 1971,  now collectable and in short supply. Our stock of it is sold as new. Given its age the condition is very, very good.  Please hang away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. We send out posters rolled in tubes.

We offer this poster framed in extruded aluminium, but only for collection in person at Salts Mill. To find out more call 01274 531163 /