Jim Dine, I Love Public Television (for Channel 13), 1966
I Love Public Television (for Channel 13), 1966
Lithograph (Hand Signed and Numbered) - unframed
27 × 21 1/2 in
68.6 × 54.6 cm
Rarely to market, this limited edition hand signed and numbered vintage lithograph from the mid 1960s was created to publicize an art auction at Parke Bernet to raise funds for Channel 13 - American public television. This work features Dine's iconic hearts to illustrate love of public television. The print is in excellent condition and today is a symbol of great nostalgia for Americans who grew up on public television in the mid 1960s. In the era of Trump, many despairing Americans will look back at this valiant effort, ruefully noting however that not even Jim Dine and a bevy of artistic heavyweights could save American public television. And sadly, by the way, the venerated cultural and arts programming at Channel 13 isn't the only Trump casualty; in 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the US President decimated Voice of America.... A highly desirable 1960s Jim Dine with hearts, text - and a social conscience.