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Oral history interview with Jim Dine, 1965 February 26

Dine, Jim, 1935-

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 12 Pages, Transcript

Format: Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav file. Duration is 43 min.

Summary: Interview of James Dine conducted 1965 February 26, by Bruce Hooton, for the Archives of American Art. Dine speaks of his education; exhibitions of his work; competition among artists; his interest in Flemish painting; poetry, music and dance; Allan Kaprow and happenings; his use of "found objects"; and his carpentry. He recalls Claes Oldenburg.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jim Dine (1935-) is a painter and sculptor from New York, New York.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jim Dine, 1965 February 26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.