"The first full-length monograph on the painter Jim Dine, this superbly illustrated appraisal deals with all the artist's phases, including his latest work. Dine has an international reputation, and his paintings are in all major American and European museums and in many private collections. Restless, searching, challenging, Dine expresses an extremely personal vision yet one that is meaningful to all twentieth-century earthlings [...] In David Shapiro, Jim Dine's remarkable work has found an interpreter of especial sensitivity and understanding. Scholar, poet, and musician, Shapiro has taught at Columbia University and has published five books of poetry in addition to art and literary criticism. A comprehensive list of the artist's exhibitions, here and abroad, and a complete bibliography add to the documentary value of the book. It is also fully indexed" -- from interior flap. Profusely illustrated with 202 illustrations, including 57 (12 tipped-in) plates and 3 full-color fold-outs.