Jim Dine is an American artist and poet known for his roles in bothe the formation of Conceptual Art “Happenings” and Pop Art. His reputation was secured during the 1960s by his wittily incongruous painted images of tools, clothes, and other utilitarian and household objects. In 1962 Dine’s work was included in the historically important and ground-breaking New Painting of Common Objects, curated by Walter Hopps at the Norton Simon Museum. This exhibition is historically considered one of the first “Pop Art” exhibitions in America. The Pop Art movement fundamentally altered the nature of modern art.