{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 1570, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/1570", "Disp_Access_No" : "1975.329.2", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1964", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1964", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1964", "Disp_Title" : "Self-Portrait", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Jim Dine", "Sort_Artist" : "Dine, Jim", "Disp_Dimen" : "22 1/8 x 16 15/16 in. (56.2 x 43 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "22 1/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "16 15/16 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Printer''s ink", "Support" : "paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Etching", "Info_Page_Comm" : "From the portfolio "New York Ten" This work claims to be a self-portrait, although we don't actually see what we typically expect in a portrait - a face. One of the trademarks of Pop Art is the absence of the artist's hand - many of them wanted their work to look machine-made or mass-produced. Pop Art, as well as many other art movements throughout the ages, often prompted the question "What is art?" This work also invites the question "What is a portrait?" [Gallery label text] The self-portrait has been redefined by a number of artists in contemporary times. In Dine’s case, the substitution of a bathrobe for the artist’s face is a witty twist on an old theme, simultaneously conveying anonymity and “cozy familiarity,” in the words of one writer. Like Warhol’s Campbell’s soup can, Dine’s bathrobe has become a signature image of Pop art of the Sixties. In addition to his unconventional approach to self-portraiture, Dine’s printing technique “breaks the rules” as well. Rather than being centered on the paper, the image is asymmetrically placed, which creates a cropped effect. [Label text, 1997]", "Dedication" : "The Charles Rand Penney Collection of the Memorial Art Gallery", "Copyright_Type" : "Under Copyright", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Print", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/75.329.2_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/75.329.2_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/75.329.2_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/75.329.2_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "12741", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }