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Robert Indiana (American, b.1928)
LOT ID: 77589
Love (Chosen Love Tapestry), 1995

Tapestries
72 х 72 in. (182.88 x 182.88 cm.)
Signed, plate signed, hand-signed and numbered '43/300' in black ink on label affixed to verso.
Edition 43/300
Lot description
Starting in the early 1950s, Robert Indiana´s fascination with the illusory American Dream and the use of words in signs began to take form in his now iconic works. He is arguably most recognized today as the man behind the Love series, which has been reproduced in the form of prints, sculptures, and as seen here tapestries. This image is today regarded as an emblem of the 1960s hippie generation as well as a representation of the Pop Art movement on the whole.

Robert Indiana (American, b.1928), born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana, adopted the name of his home state as a pseudonym early in his career. After studying at the Art Institute of Chicago, Indiana moved to New York, where he became a prominent member of the Pop Art movement. Indiana defined himself as a “sign painter” because of his preference for iconic images of numbers and letters, often taken from the American signs around him. He is best known for his LOVE paintings and sculptures, which have come to represent peace internationally. Indiana’s interest in politics and social issues, which separates him from other Pop artists, is evident in numerous works, including his YIELD paintings, the Confederacy series from 1965-1966, and the more recent Peace paintings. In 1978, the artist left New York City to settle on the island of Vinalhaven, near the coast of Maine, where he lives and works today.

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.)
Tate Modern (London, UK)

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