Robert Indiana, ‘ART  (for Colby College)’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘ART  (for Colby College)’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘ART  (for Colby College)’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘ART  (for Colby College)’, 1973, Alpha 137 Gallery

One of Robert Indiana's most iconic and collectible silkscreens from the early 1970s. Dazzling colors that spell out the word ART. According to the Robert Indiana catalogue raisonne, the Colby Art prints were designed for an exhibition at Colby College, Waterville, Maine. In these images, Indiana placed the word "Art" with a circular format for the first time. The work thus became one of Robert Indiana's most iconic images - subsequent artists and photographers have paid homage to the fact that during that era - so many European collectors featured Indiana's "ART" prints and posters in their homes.

This work is one of only five (5) Printers Proofs in the world - extremely rare and desirable, aside from the regular edition of 100, especially with the personal dedication to Susan. (We only wonder if it is Susan Sheehan, the author of the Robert Indiana catalogue raisonne, and a longtime print dealer and collaborator??) An impressive work. Published by Robert Indiana and printed by Seri-Arts, Inc. New York.

bright, stunning colors; a dazzling impression.

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Signature: Boldly signed in graphite on the recto (front), numbered PP 4/5, and dedicated by the artist to Susan. Bears the artist's copyright: @ Robert Indiana 1973 lower right.

Publisher: The Artist; printer: Seri-Arts, Inc.

About Robert Indiana

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 landscape.” In his paintings, sculptures, and prints, he mimics and re-arranges the words and numbers of a myriad of signs, including the Phillips 66 gas station logo and the “Yield” traffic sign. He is most famous for his “Love” paintings and sculptures, first produced in the 1960s. Creating a block out of the word—with the “L” and the “O” set atop the “V” and the “E”—Indiana has effectively inserted his own sign into the mix. His “LOVE” painting was reproduced on a postage stamp in 1973; his “LOVE” sculptures are installed in public spaces worldwide.

American, b. 1928, New Castle, Indiana, based in New York, New York