Robe in the Oven, 2006
Acrylic on canvas
47 7/8 x 35 7/8 inches
Titled, signed and dated "ROBE IN THE OVEN Jim Dine 2006" verso.
Label Verso: Pace Wildenstein, New York No. 43732
Pace Wildenstein, New York
Private Collection, New York
The robe motif was initially adopted by Jim Dine in the 60’s after the artist saw a bathrobe advertisement in The New York Times Magazine. For Dine, the robe is a self-portrait; the outline of the garment echoes his physical presence and yet the banality of a nondescript everyday item creates an emotive personal portrayal; Jim Dine has consistently revisited this theme throughout his career, and this 2006 canvas is clearly an iconic example from this series.