Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art
Los Angeles, US
Since 1978, JNCA has been known for exhibiting important Post-War and Contemporary works by established American and European artists, with a focus on Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, and Photorealism, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, and editions. Based in West Los Angeles, the gallery has a history of presenting critical exhibits of Sam Francis, first and second-generation photorealists, as well as JIM DINE, amongst many others.
Jonathan has been a member of the board of overseers of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University for over 15 years. JNCA is also a member of the Art Dealers Association of America, the Fine Art Dealers Association of America, and the International Print Dealers Association (with which Jonathan is a member of its board of directors).
JNCA has exhibited at art fairs in New York, East Hampton, Miami, Palm Beach, Houston, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and San Francisco. For inquiries or to schedule an in-person visit or a video call, please call the gallery at +1.310.277.4997 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Image Credit: Jim Dine Studio
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For this spring's IFPDA online fair, JONATHAN NOVAK CONTEMPORARY ART is honored to present an important collection of JIM DINE editions. This group of works displays the extraordinary range of Dine's creative process in printmaking. From monumental works including one that is over eleven feet in length to those smaller than two feet, these works are notable examples of Jim's most iconic images—hearts, robes, tools, Venus, self-portraits, and full abstractions. Inspired by his childhood workman’s background and his youth spent in his grandparents' hardware store in Cincinnati, Dine has proven fearless in his experimentation with innovative techniques including lithography, etching, woodcut, silkscreen, collage and hand painting. Known for his graphic style, complex layering of saturated colors, and iconic imagery, Dine has been prolific in creating fine editions since the early 1960s. Dine states that he enjoys the social nature of print-making because a team of artisans is required to complete the work whereas painting is a solitary pursuit. Dine made his first print at the age of seventeen and continues to create compelling and complex prints in the present day.
JONATHAN NOVAK CONTEMPORARY ART
Venus by my hand (and watercolor) #2
96-1/2" x 49-1/4" (245 x 125 cm)
Woodcut with extensive hand-coloring on Hahnemule 350 gsm paper
Summer with Lamp behind Eunice
72-1/2" x 49-1/4" (184.2 x 125 cm)
Five-color woodcut with extensive hand-painting on Hahnemuhle 350 gsm paper
Edition of 6
Madness and Blue
78-3/4” x 51-1/2” (200.1 x 131 cm)
Three-color woodcut with hand-painting in gouache on Korean paper
Edition of 6 (+ 1 AP)