Within the past two years the leading American artist Jim Dine has been working on a major body of work based on Carlo Collodi's classic morality tale The Adventures of Pinocchio, which was first published in 1883. The Alan Cristea Gallery will be holding an exhibition of these new works which will consist of eight huge hand-painted lithographs and woodcuts, together with a portfolio of 41 prints.
Since the 1960s, Dine has used printmaking with unequalled inventiveness and skill. He finds that printmaking allows constant reinvention and numerous possible combinations of techniques and formats and is known for his obsessive re-interpretation of the same subject matter. These new prints exemplify his approach to the medium and the exhibition will be a celebration of Dine's enduring fascination with this particular subject. All the editions were made at the printing studio of Michael Woolworth in Paris and the exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated hard-back catalogue published by Steidl.