Robert Indiana, ‘Highball on the Redball Manifest’, 1997, ArtWise

Signed, Labeled a "T.P." (Trial Proof), and Numbered out of 30 in pencil by Robert Indiana. Limited Edition Serigraph published by Marco Fine Arts Contemporary Atelier and released as part of the large portfolio and book entitled "The American Dream". Detail from 'The American Dream": "The Locomotive, for one who grew up in the Midwest in the mid-century, was as ritual and magical a part of life as cars were in 60's Los Angeles. This was even more to Indiana since his grandfather was a train engineer. Indiana pays homage to his grandfather and to his second home in C.Slip by referring to 25. Again, Indiana searches across the two dimensional plane inlaying his vision with precision of a fine engineer. At first glance the artwork appears to be a pattern of shapes rather than a singular image and that effect of ideas within forms, forms within ideas --a concrete-like poetry -- is a seminal to Indiana's work."

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