This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on September 13, 2012 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.
Jim Dine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1935. Dine’s paintings, sculptures, photography, and prints have been the subject of nine major surveys and retrospectives since 1970, including solo exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and a major traveling retrospective organized by the National Gallery of Art. In 1969, Trigram Press and Asa Benveniste, London, published Dine's first book of poems Welcome Home Lovebirds. Dine has made etchings to accompany Robert Creeley's book Mabel and collaborated with Ron Padgett on The Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Ron and Oo La La. In 2008, Gerhard Steidl printed and published Dine’s 52 Books. Dine lives in Walla Walla, Washington, and Gottingen, Germany, and farms both places. Jim Dine and Karen Weiser read that evening.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Jim Dine, please click here.