Jim Dine: My Letter to the Troops



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Jim Dine


This book is literally Jim Dine’s letter to his “troops,” a confessional address to the people he has collaborated with, to his friends and family. Consisting of a long fluid poem and 18 color linocut portraits of those closest to Dine, the book explores his emotions and thoughts including childhood memories, reflections on his present artistic practice (“This week I painted, painted, painted the possibility of permanent silence”), as well as more philosophical musings (“Earth gives birth to time and heaven in a jealous parliament”).

This new Steidl book is an adaption with revised design and typography of Dine’s original My Letter to the Troops of 2016, a limited edition of 40 featuring linocuts handprinted on Arches vellum from the blocks at Atelier Michael Woolworth in Paris.

Additional information

Weight 420 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 29.3 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 2 September 2019
Number of pages 56
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.8 x 29.3 cm
Weight 420 g


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Born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Jim Dine completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Ohio University in 1957 and has since become one of the most profound and prolific contemporary artists. Dine's unparalleled career spans 60 years, and his work is held in numerous private and public collections. His books with Steidl include Pinocchio (2006), Hot Dream (52 Books) (2008), A Printmaker's Document (2013) and Paris Reconnaissance (2018).