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Jim Dine Reading & Presentation

Wednesday, March 9th, 7:00 PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Free admission
A reception follows the program.

Jim Dine, an internationally renowned artist first known for staging Happenings in New York City in 1959 and 1960, has been composing, publishing, and performing poetry as long as he has been making objects. An early proponent of pop art, Dine made painting more permeable by incorporating mundane objects and applying simple words and phrases to his canvases. The use of text in painting is a natural extension of Dine’s writing practice. A creator of paintings, assemblages, sculptures, drawings, and prints, Dine has also authored more than 12 books of poetry.

Bassist Marc Marder will perform with Dine.

A reception follows the program.

Cosponsored with the Richard Gray Gallery

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