In the early 1960s Jim Dine (born 1935) produced pop art with items from everyday life. These provided commercial as well as critical success, but left Dine unsatisfied. In 1967 he moved to London and spent the next four years developing his art. Returning to the United States in 1971 he focused on several series of drawings. In the 1980s sculpture resumed a prominent place in his art. In the time since then there has been an apparent shift in the subject of his art from man-made objects to nature.
This book is a selection of photographs of Jim Dine himself, friends (dead and alive), relatives, and the wooden boy (soon to be a real boy) Pinocchio. Jim Dine is attempting in these works to bring, through memory, to life the people around him now and from the past. He has found a way to put aside mortality by the way the camera continually lies.