Robert Indiana, ‘Für K. v. K.’, 1990, Print, Lithograph on paper, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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Robert Indiana

Für K. v. K., 1990

Lithograph on paper
30 1/16 × 38 1/4 in
76.4 × 97.2 cm
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Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick

Best known for his iconic LOVE series, Robert Indiana began in 1963 to create a group of paintings …

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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, ‘Für K. v. K.’, 1990, Print, Lithograph on paper, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
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Best known for his iconic LOVE series, Robert Indiana began in 1963 to create a group of paintings that responded to early American modernist non-mimetic portraits. In The Demuth American Dream No. 5 (1963), Indiana pays homage to Charles Demuth and his symbolic portrait of poet William Carlos Williams, I Saw the …

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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

Für K. v. K., 1990

Lithograph on paper
30 1/16 × 38 1/4 in
76.4 × 97.2 cm
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