Testi: Steidl Gerhard, Dine Jim .
F.to: 21,5×25; pagg. 296; COL; rileg. rigida.
Editore: Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, 2004.
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This Goofy Life of Constant Mourning is the sincere title of a long visual poem by artist Jim Dine. The result of years of photographing poems after he has written them on walls and objects, it presents a symbiotic marriage of three very personal elements: his photographs, his h andwriting and an odd-couple ape and cat. As with his paintings, sculptures and graphic work, for which he is better known, Dine seeks to record his physical and emotional presence concretely, not gesturally. The camera is but one of the many tools he has at his disposal for making such pictures. Though he h as been making art for over four decades, producing paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, and even music, Dine has only been working with photography since 1996.