The Albertina is showing 60 of Jim Dine’s fascinating self-portraits, a representative selection from the 80-year-old artist’s generous donation to the museum that presents him in a great number of his many facets.
This group of works makes possible an independent, intense, and surprising dialogue with the artist and his output. Here, Dine’s diverse experiments with a wide range of techniques and materials address themes including youth and old age, intimacy and extroversion, seriality, and creativity on paper. And not insignificantly, these self-portraits open up new insights into a supposedly familiar oeuvre.
- Jim Dine, Old Rider, 2008
- Installation view, courtesy of the Albertina