Robert Indiana, ‘New York City Center of Music and Drama ’, 1968, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘New York City Center of Music and Drama ’, 1968, Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare, richly-colored limited edition, signed and numbered 1960s screenprint was created by Robert Indiana as part of the New York City Center of Music and Drama portfolio, to raise funds for its 25th anniversary celebration. Artists who contributed works to this important portfolio include Richard Anuszkiewicz, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Gerald Laing, Lowell Nesbitt, George Segal, and Jack Youngerman. This work was created in 1968 during one of the most influential eras in the artist's career. This is a bright, bold impression in excellent condition; Signed and dated lower right recto (front); numbered lower left.
Note: This work, boldly signed and numbered from the edition of 144 by Robert Indiana is NOT to be confused with the unsigned silkscreen poster, published in a larger edition of 3000.
New York City Center of Music and Drama, New York, pub.; HKL, New York, prntr.

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Signature: Signed and dated lower right recto (front); numbered lower left from the edition of 144

Publisher: New York City Center of Music and Drama, New York, pub.; HKL, New York, prntr.

City Center of Music and Drama Portfolio, 1968

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