Title:The Picture of Dorian GrayArtist:Jim Dine
Text by Oscar Wilde
Published by Petersburg Press Ltd., London
Atelier Desjobert and Atelier Leblanc, Paris Date:1968Creation Place:North America, United StatesCredit Line:The Miscellaneous Works of Art Purchase FundImage Copyright:Â©Jim Dine / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkAccession Number:B.69.3
First published in 1890, The Picture of Dorian Gray is Oscar Wilde's only novel, a partly autobiographical Faustian myth about a handsome youth whose beauty never fades, but whose soul becomes uglier and uglier as the years pass. The only clue to his secret pact with the devil is the progressive corruption of his portrait. This classic tale of conflict between good and evil, innocence and temptation is here presented as a working script for the stage with Dine's original illustrations and notes on the text.