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Braid

Accession Number
1974/1.249

Title
Braid

Artist(s)
Jim Dine

Object Creation Date
1973

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
38 in x 25 in (96.5 cm x 63.5 cm);42 15/16 in x 30 in (109 cm x 76.2 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Braid is an etching of Diana Michener's hair. She was Dine's partner at the time and later they married. In the print the braid is standing alone as a representation of her. In other prints, Dine has made art using tools as models to represent a childhood nostalgia and memory for the hardware store his father owned. This braid is similar in that it is meant to evoke the emotions of his relationship.

Physical Description
This almost photo-realist like print shows a long, thin braid of hair tied at either end. At the bottom of the print is the single word in all capital letters, "BRAID".

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
braids
braids (hairstyle)
hair
hair (animal components)
hairstyles
modern and contemporary art
representation (form of expression)

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