Jim Dine is an artist in the Pop Art movement of the early 1960s, whoms work draws mostly from Abstract Expressionism and Dada installation and collage techniques. But Dine’s connection with Pop Art is problematic, and the artist prefers to work with the hands-on, gestural, and expressive in his work, rather than the mechanical and impersonal characteristics of Pop Art. Dine prefers painting, however, he often creates mixed-media works and assemblages. He uses personal items,such as his own clothing, shoes, and tools, on his canvases.