EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction

Rare promotional print produced for Art Basel in 1987. From an edition of 1000. Stamped en verso, comes matted and ready to frame. Measures 15 x 15 inches with mat.

NINE is an example of Robert Indiana’s long-held fascination with the power of numbers, a subject which stands as one of his most important iconographic …

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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 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.

High auction record
$4.1m, Christie's, 2011
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2019
Robert IndianaKasmin
2016
This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to TodayBowdoin College Museum of Art
2014
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the SixtiesBrooklyn Museum
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Basel print, 1987

Color Offset Lithograph for Art Basel, Mounted and Unframed
10 × 8 1/4 in
25.4 × 21 cm
Edition of 1000
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EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction

Rare promotional print produced for Art Basel in 1987. From an edition of 1000. Stamped en verso, …

Medium
Signature
Unsigned

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.

High auction record
$4.1m, Christie's, 2011
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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