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Robert Indiana (American, b.1928)
LOT ID: 91325
The Book of Love (complete set of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist), 1996

Screenprint, portfolio of 12 screenprints and 12 screenprint poems
26 х 21 in. (66.04 x 53.34 cm.)
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil on recto of each print. Signed and numbered in pencil on each poem. Enclosed in the original portfolio case, never framed, colors brilliant.
Print/Casting Year 1996
Edition 121/200
Foundry/Publisher American Image Editions, pub.
Lot description
Robert Indiana is the most famous living Pop artist. At 85 years old, he is enjoying a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, which opened in late September 2013. In the 1960s, the artist's LOVE image became a symbol for the "make love not war" counterculture movement. However, in the past 45 years, the LOVE symbol has transcended its original meaning to have even greater importance, both as an art historical trope and as a global signifier. The Book of Love portfolio is the largest graphic oeuvre ever created by the artist, with 12 individually signed LOVE screenprints, as well as 12 individually signed poems written by the artist himself, each with a silkscreen embossment of the LOVE symbol.
The Book of Love (Portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (Portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (Portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (Portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
  • The Book of Love (Portfolio of 12 signed silkscreens and 12 signed poems by the artist) by Robert Indiana
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