Robert Indiana, ‘Red Diamond American Dream #3’, 1997, ArtWise

Limited Edition Serigraph published by Marco Fine Arts Contemporary Atelier and released as part of the large portfolio and book entitled "The American Dream". Featuring a diamond shape and four circles, this piece continues Indiana's criticism of the American way of life. The top circle features 4 highways which were prominent in the car culture of the time. The left circle features a reference to pin ball, meant to serve as an allusion to gambling or the get rich quick ideal and the right to the philosophy of greed and consumerism Indiana saw dominating the country. The bottom circle contains the words "The American Dream" completing Indiana's ironic examination of that idea.

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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