Robert Indiana, ‘LOVE (Limited Edition Museum Replica)’, ca. 2011, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera
Robert Indiana, ‘LOVE (Limited Edition Museum Replica)’, ca. 2011, Alpha 137: Prints and Exhibition Ephemera

This is a limited edition replica of the giant outdoor Cor-ten steel LOVE, by legendary artist Robert Indiana, translated into red brushed aluminum. These works were offered in very limited quantities back in 2011 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other authorized institutions and sold out almost immediately.--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Original price sticker affixed from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Manufacturer: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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