Robert Indiana, ‘HOPE - from Artist for Obama Portfolio, Inscribed Dedicated to Bart & Elin ’, 2008, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘HOPE - from Artist for Obama Portfolio, Inscribed Dedicated to Bart & Elin ’, 2008, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘HOPE - from Artist for Obama Portfolio, Inscribed Dedicated to Bart & Elin ’, 2008, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘HOPE - from Artist for Obama Portfolio, Inscribed Dedicated to Bart & Elin ’, 2008, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘HOPE - from Artist for Obama Portfolio, Inscribed Dedicated to Bart & Elin ’, 2008, Alpha 137 Gallery

This work was published in 2008 as part of the "Artists for Obama" portfolio, in which some of the top artists contributed prints to raise money for Obama's presidential campaign. Robert Indiana donated all of the proceeds of the sale of this work to electing Barack Obama.
One of only 25 Artist Proofs, aside from the regular edition of 150. Also, this work bears a personal inscription to Bart and Elin. (Bart and Elin are Bart English and Elin Elisofon (Realtors in Vinalhaven and Portland, Maine, who were personal friends and acquaintances of the artist)
Measurements:
Sheet: 17 x 17 inches
Frame: 18 by 18 inches
Not examined outside of the original frame, but there are several pale fox marks to the margins - two upper left corner and a few bottom center.

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Signature: Inscribed "For Bart and Elin", numbered AP 25/25 and signed and dated by the artist on the recto (front)

Bart English and Elin Elisofon (Realtors in Vinalhaven and Portland, Maine, who were personal friends and neighbors of Robert Indiana in Vinalhaven, Maine)

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