View details of “Nancy in Jerusalem” by Jim Dine
Jim Dine is an American painter, graphic artist, sculptor, and poet. “Nancy in Jerusalem” is a portrait of the muse and former wife of the artist. Nancy Dine was a filmmaker, a documentary about Jim Dine earned her an Academy Award nomination. The artist created hundreds of drawings and prints of Nancy. Dine’s art combine features of Neo-Dada, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art. The monochromatic print presented in our gallery is an example of a delicate lithograph technique. The woman is attentively looking straightforward. The artist created a focus on the face and eyes, blurring hair and clothes. Details of shades and fineness of lines make the portrait sharp and, moreover, convex and volumetric.
Interestingly, after meeting Allan Kaprow and Bob Whitman, Jim Dine got involved into happenings and performances, for instance, he made – The Smiling Workman of 1959. Nancy and Jim Dine married when they were 21 and 22. She was his manager and the first audience.
Additionally, take a look into the art of Marc Chagall inspired by his muse and wife Bella. Kings gallery has “Adam and Eve” by the famous artist. He depicted Eva holding “coats of skin” provided by G-d when the first people fell to state of guilty disobedience, before the expulsion from Paradise.
Besides, we offer The Chagall mezuzah collection consisting of 1,800 sets of 12 Mezuzah casings. Each casing refers to one of the tribes of Israel. Especially the lithograph and case each bears a facsimile of the artist’s signature.
Kings Gallery is a leading fine art gallery established in Jerusalem in 1995. We strive to collect and sell the highest quality historic and contemporary Israeli and International art. The gallery specializes primarily in artists from the early period of the 1920’s. Besides, Kings Gallery features leading up-and-coming young artists who will definitely be prominent names in the next few years.