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Jim Dine

Toothbrush Art Correction Proof (John & Paul), 1968

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Lot 9
Screenprint in colors on mylar
14.0 x 10.5 in (35.6 x 26.7 cm)


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In 1968, Capitol Records commissioned Jim Dine to create artwork for an upcoming Beatles album. Left unused due to the band switching record labels, this series of illustrations features toothbrushes each labeled with a band member’s name. Framed together, these two illustrations feature John's and Paul’s toothbrushes individually.

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About Jim Dine

Jim Dine (American, b. 1935) is a painter, sculptor, poet, and performance artist whose work was included in the groundbreaking 1962 exhibition at the Pasadena Art Museum, 'New Painting of Common Objects,' alongside Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol. The show was considered to be the first Pop art exhibition. Dine studied at the University of Cincinnati and the Boston Museum School. His work has been exhibited nearly 300 times since 1960. Dine was also instrumental in 'Happenings,' a precursor to Performance art, challenging the seriousness of Abstract Art. With straightforward and bright-colored imagery inspired by his childhood, Dine creates compositions that give a sense of innocence and nostalgia.