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Robert Indiana (American, b.1928)
LOT ID: 84002
The Golden Future of America, 1976

Screenprint
26 х 20 in. (66.04 x 50.8 cm.)
Signed, numbered and dated on lower edge under image recto.
Print/Casting Year 1976
Edition 69/175
Foundry/Publisher Transworld Art, Inc. NY.
Lot description
Robert Indiana invokes Benjamin Franklin as quoted, "In free governments the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns." The ultimate powers in a society, therefore, rest in the people themselves, and they should exercise those powers, either directly or through representatives, in every way they are competent and that is practicable.
Very good condition, see note below.

From an American Portrait 1776 - 1976. Portfolio published in honor of, and to celebrate the American Bicentennial. Published by Transworld Art, Inc. NY.

Robert Indiana has developed his own formula for pop art combining sign letting with hard edge treatment in strong billboard colors. Many of his slogans, including his famous Love paintings and frequent use of the words die, kill, and hug, have been seen as a satirical challenge to the naïve optimism of the American dream. Similarly, “The Golden Future of America,” which was created in commemoration of America’s bicentennial, provides a satire on the impact the idea of a Golden Age has on both contemporary society and for the constructors of the U.S. constitution. As a result, the work can be perceived as a satire forcing the U.S. society to look at its underlying motivations, materialism, and vacant spirituality at a moment when the country is celebrating its birth.
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