Robert Indiana, ‘Four Winds’, 1964, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera III

This is the original Robert Indiana lithograp on wove paper from the most influential Pop Art portfolio of the 1960s, an international collaboration of the top Pop Arts in America with the European COBRA artists.. The title comes from the text on the lithograph, poetry written by Walasse TIng which reads: "TAKE GOOD CARE OF SELF. LONG JOURNEY AHEAD KEEP STRENGTH GOOD IDEAS LOVE IN HEART HATRED BURY IN DEEP EARTH. SPREAD SELF LIKE GIANT TO FOUR WINDS."
Limited Edition of 2000.

Printed by Maurice Beaudet, Paris
Published by E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
From the original legendary 1964 "One Cent Life' Portfolio of Lithographs.
Edited by Sam Francis, written by Walasse Ting
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Publisher: E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland

Original 1 Cent Life Portfolio, Publisher: Published by E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland

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.

American, 1928-2018, New Castle, IN, United States, based in New York, NY, United States