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“I think all artists work at self portraits, and my whole intention of working with the antique was to make a connection between me and this anonymous sculptor. To meditate on the guy carving, and to meditate on the marks, and to leap across these generations, these thousands of generations, to be one with art.” —Jim Dine

Happy Birthday to Jim Dine, born June 16, 1935.

From the Getty:

In 2008, artist Jim Dine created an installation for the Museum at the Getty Villa. The first contemporary art project at the Villa, the work presents new sculpture and poetry by Dine inspired by ancient objects in the Museum’s collection. Two ancient Greek statuettes of dancing women, are magnified in Dine’s four eight-foot-high painted wood female figures. Their arrangement around a seven-foot-high self-portrait head echoes the sculptural group Poet as Orpheus with Two Sirens. The artist’s highly personal vision finds further expression in a poem drawn on the walls, with its Orphic themes of travel, loss, and the possibilities of art. Dine describes his creative process in this documentary.

Jim Dine has been a creative force in the art world since the 1960’s, and his work is currently part of several group shows across the world including The Myriad Forms of Visual Art: 196 Works With 19 Themes at the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan; From Muse to and Myth to Figure and Gesture: 50 Years of Prints from the Permanent Collection at Tampa Museum of Art; and The American Dream: Pop to Present at the Fondation Custodia in Paris France.

Museums

4:44

MUSEUMS: Laurie Simmons Doesn’t Tell the Truth

3:05

MUSEUMS: Rob Wynne Picks Things Up Along the Way

6:30

MUSEUMS: Bill Traylor Tells the Story

45:43

LONGFORM: Rafael Lozano–Hemmer’s Shutdown Heartbeats

3:20

MUSEUMS: Jane Dickson’s New Year’s Revelers

Galleries

3:33

GALLERIES: Anthony McCall’s Dance with Light

3:49

GALLERIES: George Condo Visits ‘Bacon’s Women’

7:30

MUSEUMS: Cai Guo-Qiang’s Fireworks Extravaganza

3:53

GALLERIES: Sadamasa Motonaga’s Thoughts on New York

3:47

GALLERIES: Alexander Calder Creates Energy in Edges

Studios

2:59

VAULT: Cindy Sherman Doesn’t Want to be Recognized (1986)

3:24

STUDIOS: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s Paintings Find Their Own Way

4:27

STUDIOS: Charline von Heyl Wants to be Seen

8:12

STUDIOS: Robert Smithson from New Jersey and Back Again

3:23

VAULT: Conserving Nam June Paik’s ‘Fin de Siècle II,’ 1989

Community

9:18

LONGFORM: Jack Whitten – An Artist’s Life

1:45

COMMUNITY: ‘The Night Watch’ Belongs to All of Us

2:45

VAULT: Gordon Parks Goes to Washington in 1942 (2001)

26:00

LONGFORM: The Ghost of Rachel Whiteread’s ‘House’ (1993)

11:11

COMMUNITY: Interview with Dawoud Bey

Market

1:58

MARKET: Colliding Contexts With Cameron Welch

4:15

MARKET: Visiting Designtex Artist Collaborators

6:30

MARKET: Collector Pedro Barbosa Prices the Immaterial

3:38

MARKET: The Cézanne that was Held Hostage

3:41

MARKET: Andy Warhol Was a Business, Man