This Is How I Remember Now.
Portraits: Photographs by Jim Dine.
Photographs and text by Jim Dine. Introduction by Gabriele
Conrath-Scholl. Text by Susanne Lange.
Steidl & Partners,
100 pp., Illustrated throughout, 9½x10".
Jim Dine may be best known for his
prints, paintings and sculptural
works—and for being one of the
founders of Pop art—but he has
also been making photographs
since 1996. Most of the photographs
are set up in the studio. Often featuring
multiple exposures, Gothic
imagery and automatic-writing-like
text, they tend to convey a tinge of
Surrealism. Dine has said about his
practice,“I don’t use Photoshop with
all the things you can do. I photograph
and then I preview. I preview
all day until I get it right, but I get it
right by changing the objects.” For
this volume, which will be eye-opening
even to Dine’s most familiar
fans, the artist has selected a group
of self-portraits, portraits he has
taken of friends and relatives—both
alive and dead—and portraits of
Pinocchio, the fictional character he
has been reimagining for the last
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