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

Provenance
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.

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Jim Dine Robe in the Oven