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Jim Dine's Pinocchio (Autographed Copy)

Jim Dine's Pinocchio (Autographed Copy)

Steidl Verlag

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“Thanks to Carlo Collodi, the real creator of Pinocchio, I have for many years been able to live thru the wooden boy. His ability to hold the metaphor in limitless ways has made my drawings, paintings and sculpture of him richer by far. His poor burned feet, his misguided judgment, his vanity about his large nose, his temporary donkey ears all add up to the real sum of his parts. In the end it is his great heart that holds me. I have carried him on my back like landscape since I was six years old. Sixty four years is a long time to get to know someone yet his depth and secrets are endless. This book is for the Boy.”

Jim Dine’s work and this book is his illustrated version of Collodi’s original, dark story. Set far from a traditional fairy-tale world, containing as it does the hard realities of the need for food, shelter and other basic measures of daily life, the allegory, satire and wit are the perfect subject for Dine’s graphic series of drawings.

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Product Details

  • First Edition, Autographed by Jim Dine
  • English edition
  • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover, with dust jacket
  • 176 pages
  • Publication Date:
  • Shipping Dimensions: 12.0 × 9.25 × 0.9 inches
    (30.5 × 23.5 × 2.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 6.0 lb (96.0 oz; 2722 g)
  • SKU010002356 | ISBN: 9783865212641

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About the Artist, Jim Dine

Jim Dine, an esteemed artist, has captivated audiences with his remarkable body of work and his enduring fascination with Pinocchio. Born in 1935, Dine emerged as a prominent figure in the Pop Art movement, pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. Throughout his career, Dine has delved into various themes and subjects, but it is his enduring connection to Pinocchio that stands out.

Dine's exploration of Pinocchio symbolizes his interest in the intersection of reality and imagination. Through his artistic interpretations, he invites viewers to reflect on themes of identity, transformation, and the journey towards self-discovery. Dine's depictions of Pinocchio often incorporate vivid colors, bold brushstrokes, and a sense of whimsy, capturing the enigmatic and enchanting nature of the beloved character. With his distinctive style and profound exploration of the human experience, Jim Dine continues to inspire and intrigue art enthusiasts around the world.

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