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In the 1960's, Robert Indiana's "Love" print, which was originally a Christmas card for MOMA, seized the country as an emblem of the peace movement. In the 1990's, Indiana was asked to recreate his love image in different colors. This beautiful composition in black and white is an elegant updated version.


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
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
Brandeis Museum, Waltham, Massachusetts
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California
Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Los Angeles County Museum, California

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  • Pickup Location: Pennsylvania, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 20 in. (60.96 x 50.8 cm.)
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