Robert Indiana, ‘LOVE  (Limited Edition Artist Authorized, with Incised Indianapolis Museum of Art & Morgan Foundation Stamp and Artist Copyright)’, 2011, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘LOVE  (Limited Edition Artist Authorized, with Incised Indianapolis Museum of Art & Morgan Foundation Stamp and Artist Copyright)’, 2011, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is a limited edition artist authorized miniature of the Indianapolis Museum of Art's giant outdoor Cor-ten steel LOVE, by legendary artist Robert Indiana, translated into pink brushed aluminum. These works were offered in very limited quantities back in 2011 to raise funds for the Museum and sold out soon after. The Museum then lost its copyright license, and can no longer produce these works and has not had them since 2011. There are no more ever being made. Museum and Foundation stamped and copyrighted works like this one are now highly desirable collectors' items. A miniature version of the sculpture that sits on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, this brushed aluminum replica commemorates the artist most iconic design. Co-published by Morgan Art Foundation and Artist Rights Society, New York for the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Extremely rare and highly collectible when bearing the Museum's incised stamp on the underside at shis. (see photos).

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Signature: Stamped/incised on the underside is the text: "Authorized Replica/Robert Indiana/LOVE/Indianapolis Museum of Art/2011 Morgan Art Foundation/ARS, NY/All Rights Reserved." with the copyright logo of the publishers

Manufacturer: Co-published by Morgan Art Foundation and Artist Rights Society, New York for the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA (long sold out)

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

Solo Shows

2015
Contini Art UK, 
London,
ROBERT INDIANA: Don't Lose HOPE
2013
New York,
Robert Indiana: Beyond LOVE at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Group Shows

2018
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