COVER | Jim Dine
Night and Martha Broderick (oil and charcoal on linen canvas). Exhibited and sold by Heather James Fine Art (www.HeatherJames.com). Gallery notes on pop artist Jim Dine explain he is known for incorporating images of familiar and personally significant objects such as tools, robes, and hearts, in his art. His repeated use of these objects is a signature of his paintings. The robes represent the male counterpart of his Venus, the maternal figure and symbol of fertility, and seek to realize an identity, both personal and existential. In fact, Dine identified many of the robe paintings as “self-portraits,” because he visualized them as an extension of himself. Night and Martha Broderick, which was painted in 2005, represents a later iteration of this long-standing theme.