Twisted Torso of a Youth

Jim Dine
(b. 1935)

Twisted Torso of a Youth

Oil stick, acrylic, charcoal, and watercolor over screen-printed photograph on two sheets of paper
58 x 44 1/4 inches
Item description: 

Dine made this drawing of an antique sculpture from the Munich Glyptothek in his London studio. He drew the figure of the twisted youth onto a screen print he had made from a photograph that his wife had taken of the studio. The sheet combines multiple layers of Dine's creative engagement with the antique: his studio photograph beneath the drawing shows the artist at work on a life-sized sculpture of Venus.


© 2011 Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York