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Hammer Study

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Only two years before making this work, Dine was participating in "Happenings", performance-based art pieces orchestrated by the artist Alan Kaprow (1927-2006) as well as exhibiting constructions and collages at alternative galleries also frequented by Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg (see 1999.705), and...

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Inscription

Signed on reverse, upper left: "Hammer Study" - Jim Dine - 1962

Provenance

The artist; by 1982, with Ileana Sonnabend Gallery, New York; May 20,1982, with Sotheby's, Lot 187, New York, lot joint purchase, equal share ownership, Waddington Galleries, LTD, London and Mayor Gallery, London and Pace Gallery, New York; M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund to MFA, Boston, 1984.

Credit Line

M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund

Copyright

© Jim Dine

1962

Dimensions

152.7 x 127 cm (60 1/8 x 50 in.)

Accession Number

1984.216

Medium or Technique

Oil, wood, metal, and pencil on canvas

Collections

Contemporary Art

Classifications

Paintings