Jim Dine


Jim Dine "Hose Lamp" lithograph from "The Picture of Dorian Gray," 1968

Jim Dine was one of the original artists that defined American Pop Art in the 1960s. Like Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol, Dine appropriated quintessential American images and icons.

The light bulb is a recurring motif in Dine’s work, appearing in painted form or as a found object. It is a symbol of both physical and intellectual illumination and suggests American ingenuity and industry.  

In 2011, Dine’s interest in the light bulb was showcased in the exhibition “Burning, Bright: A Short History of the Light Bulb” at New York’s Pace Gallery alongside interpretations of the motif by such artists as Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, and Pablo Picasso to name a few.

Dine’s appreciation of everyday objects, which also includes rope and tools, is said to have come from the artist’s early employment in his father and grandfather’s hardware stores in Ohio.

“Hose Lamp,” from “The Picture of Dorian Gray” illustrations is a stunning example of Dine’s sustained interest in the light bulb motif and is among the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of Dine lithographs.

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Signed by the artist.

17 from an edition of 100.


USA, 1968

17"H 12"W (lithograph)

25"H 19"W (framed)

Excellent condition

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