The inaugural exhibition in the new Center for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs will focus on work by noted American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Jim Dine. It includes the artist’s gift of his 44 plate Pinocchio series and a recent self-portrait print, as well as his first print series, The Crash, which relates to one of his early performative Happenings. Like his later Pop art works, The Crash has autobiographical significance. Also featured are 11 other works from the museum’s collection that highlight Dine’s interests in poetry, psychoanalysis, transformation, and the fine art of drawing. The museum’s works on paper are complemented by treasures from other IU collections, including a first edition of Carlo Collodi’s The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) from the Lilly Library and one of Dine’s first filmed interviews for National Education Television (NET) in the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive.
The exhibition is curated by Nannette Brewer, Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Works on Paper.