Paris: Michael Woolworth Publications, 2010. 4to (9 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches). 24 original lithographs, printed by Michael Woolworth and Julien Torhy in Paris. Original marbled wrappers, printed paper label on front cover, by Atelier Houdart; slipcase by CPMC Gilles Vercel, Paris. In fine condition. Item #404350
LIMITED EDITION, number 18 of 35 copies signed by Jim Dine. Designed by Dine, Ruth Lingen, and Michael Woolworth.
An exquisite blend of Dine's poetry and his lithographs of Pinocchio, who is on his way to becoming a human. Says Dine: “I have for many years been able to live through the wooden boy. His ability to hold the metaphor in limitless ways has made my drawings, paintings and sculpture of him richer by far. His poor burned feet, his misguided judgment, his vanity about his large nose, his temporary donkey ears all add up to the real sum of his parts. In the end it is his great heart that holds me. I have carried him on my back like landscape since I was six years old.”.