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Robert Indiana

Eight, 1968

Serigraph in colors
25 1/2 × 19 3/4 in
64.8 × 50.2 cm
Edition 88/125
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Condition Report: Two spots of foxing in lower center; small scratch along upper left edge; small …

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Signed and dated lower right, and numbered lower left in pencil
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Printed by Edition Snowberger, Germany
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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 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.

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Condition Report: Two spots of foxing in lower center; small scratch along upper left edge; small scratch along center right edge. Conditioned in frame. Hinged and framed.

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Signed and dated lower right, and numbered lower left in pencil
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Printed by Edition Snowberger, Germany
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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 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.

Robert Indiana

Eight, 1968

Serigraph in colors
25 1/2 × 19 3/4 in
64.8 × 50.2 cm
Edition 88/125
.
Bidding closed
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