Robert Indiana

American, 1928–2018

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One of the central figures of the Pop Art movement, Robert Indiana takes his inspiration from commercial signs, claiming: “There are more signs than trees in America. There are more signs than leaves. So I think of myself as a painter of American …

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High auction record
$4.1m, Christie's, 2011
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Chosen Love, 1995
Sold on Jun 18, 2021
£8,820
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Skein dyed, hand carved and hand tufted archival New Zealand woolen rug, with natural latex backing
244.0 x 244.0 cm
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£8,820
Auction Sale
Jun 18, 2021
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Description
Chosen Love, 1995
Skein dyed, hand carved and hand tufted archival New Zealand woolen rug, with natural latex backing
Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
£8,820
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121% est
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244.0 x 244.0 cm
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Jun 18, 2021
Phillips
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£8,820
Decade: Autoportrait 1969 (Sheehan 78), 1973
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
$1,211
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42% est
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Print
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
26.8 x 27.1 cm
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$1,211
Auction Sale
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Description
Decade: Autoportrait 1969 (Sheehan 78), 1973 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 103/125 (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by XXe Siècle, New York, printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris, with full margins, framed. 10 11/16 x 10 9/16in (27.1 x 26.8cm) sheet 22 1/8 x 14 1/8in (56.2 x 35.9cm)
Decade: Autoportrait 1969 (Sheehan 78), 1973
Lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$1,211
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Print
26.8 x 27.1 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$1,211
Description
Decade: Autoportrait 1969 (Sheehan 78), 1973 Lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered 103/125 (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by XXe Siècle, New York, printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris, with full margins, framed. 10 11/16 x 10 9/16in (27.1 x 26.8cm) sheet 22 1/8 x 14 1/8in (56.2 x 35.9cm)
2000, 1999
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
€2,600
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Sculpture
Stainless steel
20.0 x 20.0 x 10.0 cm
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€2,600
Auction Sale
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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Stainless steel Signature, date and numbering engraved "AP 9/25" Stainless steel; engraved signature, date and number h: 20 w: 20 d: 10 cm Sold 2,600 € * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
2000, 1999
Stainless steel
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
€2,600
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Sculpture
20.0 x 20.0 x 10.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
Realized Price
€2,600
Description
Stainless steel Signature, date and numbering engraved "AP 9/25" Stainless steel; engraved signature, date and number h: 20 w: 20 d: 10 cm Sold 2,600 € * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
One plate, from The Book of Love, 1996
Sold on May 26, 2021
$10,837
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Print
Screenprint in colors on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition paper
45.7 x 46.3 cm
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$10,837
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1996 Screenprint in colors on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 21/200 (there were also 50 artist's proofs), published by American Image Editions, New York, with full margins. 18 1/4 x 18in (46.3 x 45.7cm) sheet 23 7/8 x 20in (60.6 x 50.8cm)
One plate, from The Book of Love, 1996
Screenprint in colors on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$10,837
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117% est
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Print
45.7 x 46.3 cm
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Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$10,837
Description
1996 Screenprint in colors on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 21/200 (there were also 50 artist's proofs), published by American Image Editions, New York, with full margins. 18 1/4 x 18in (46.3 x 45.7cm) sheet 23 7/8 x 20in (60.6 x 50.8cm)
Seasons of Hope (Silver), 2012
Sold on May 26, 2021
$37,812
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68% est
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Print
4 screenprints in colors on Coventry Rag Paper
66.0 x 66.0 cm
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$37,812
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Description
2012 The complete portfolio, comprising 4 screenprints in colors on Coventry Rag Paper, loose as issued, each signed in pencil, dated and numbered 64/125, published by American Image Art, New York, each with full margins, housed in original silkscreened fabric-covered portfolio. Titles Include: Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter (4 works) each image 26 x 26in (66 x 66cm) each sheet 35 1/4 x 29 1/2in (89.5 x 74.9cm)
Seasons of Hope (Silver), 2012
4 screenprints in colors on Coventry Rag Paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$37,812
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Print
66.0 x 66.0 cm
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Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$37,812
Description
2012 The complete portfolio, comprising 4 screenprints in colors on Coventry Rag Paper, loose as issued, each signed in pencil, dated and numbered 64/125, published by American Image Art, New York, each with full margins, housed in original silkscreened fabric-covered portfolio. Titles Include: Spring; Summer; Autumn; Winter (4 works) each image 26 x 26in (66 x 66cm) each sheet 35 1/4 x 29 1/2in (89.5 x 74.9cm)
AMOR, 2006
Sold on May 14, 2021
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Sculpture
polychromed aluminum
182.9 x 182.9 x 91.4 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Description
ROBERT INDIANA (1928-2018) stamped with artist’s signature, number, date and foundry mark 'R INDIANA © 1998-2006 1/5' (on the inside edge) polychromed aluminum Conceived in 1998 and executed in 2006. This work is number one from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs. 72 x 72 x 36 in. (182.9 x 182.9 x 91.4 cm.)
AMOR, 2006
polychromed aluminum
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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182.9 x 182.9 x 91.4 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Price not available
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ROBERT INDIANA (1928-2018) stamped with artist’s signature, number, date and foundry mark 'R INDIANA © 1998-2006 1/5' (on the inside edge) polychromed aluminum Conceived in 1998 and executed in 2006. This work is number one from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs. 72 x 72 x 36 in. (182.9 x 182.9 x 91.4 cm.)
Tintinnabulation, 1962
Sold on May 13, 2021
$126,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
56.2 x 61.3 cm
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$126,000
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
stenciled with the artist's name and date NYC 1962/4 on the reverse oil on canvas 24 ⅛ by 22 ⅛ in. 61.3 by 56.2 cm. framed: 24 ¾ by 22 ⅞ in. 62.9 by 58.1 cm.
Tintinnabulation, 1962
oil on canvas
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$126,000
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Painting
56.2 x 61.3 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$126,000
Description
stenciled with the artist's name and date NYC 1962/4 on the reverse oil on canvas 24 ⅛ by 22 ⅛ in. 61.3 by 56.2 cm. framed: 24 ¾ by 22 ⅞ in. 62.9 by 58.1 cm.
Yield Brother, 1963
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Painting
oil on canvas
56.2 x 61.3 cm
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Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
stenciled with the artist's name and date 1963 on the reverse oil on canvas 24 ⅛ by 22 ⅛ in. 61.3 by 56.2 cm. framed: 24 ⅝ by 22 ⅝ in. 62.6 by 57.5 cm.
Yield Brother, 1963
oil on canvas
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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Painting
56.2 x 61.3 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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Description
stenciled with the artist's name and date 1963 on the reverse oil on canvas 24 ⅛ by 22 ⅛ in. 61.3 by 56.2 cm. framed: 24 ⅝ by 22 ⅝ in. 62.6 by 57.5 cm.
Chosen Love, 1995
Sold on May 11, 2021
HK$44,100
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Painting
skein dyed, hand carved and hand tufted archival New Zealand wool on stretched canvas with natural latex backing
243.0 x 243.5 cm
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HK$44,100
Auction Sale
May 11, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
絞紗染色、手雕簇絨新西蘭羊毛於畫布及天然膠背 1995年作 款識 ,116/175(作品背面標籤) 版數 116/175 此作品共175版 243.5 x 243 公分,95⅞ x 95⅝ 英寸
Chosen Love, 1995
skein dyed, hand carved and hand tufted archival New Zealand wool on stretched canvas with natural latex backing
May 11, 2021
Sotheby's
HK$44,100
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38% est
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Painting
243.0 x 243.5 cm
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Auction Sale
May 11, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
HK$44,100
Description
絞紗染色、手雕簇絨新西蘭羊毛於畫布及天然膠背 1995年作 款識 ,116/175(作品背面標籤) 版數 116/175 此作品共175版 243.5 x 243 公分,95⅞ x 95⅝ 英寸
Hug, 1963
Sold on May 1, 2021
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Work on Paper
frottage and coloured pencil on paper
47.0 x 20.5 cm
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Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Hug, 1963
frottage and coloured pencil on paper
May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Work on Paper
47.0 x 20.5 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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