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Robert Indiana

Roses, from the Garden of Love portfolio, 1982

Screenprint in colors on Fabriano paper
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
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AP 1/15 (aside from an edition of 15)

AP 1/15 (aside from an edition of 15)

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Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower margin
Publisher
Prestige Art Ltd., Mamaroneck, New York
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Robert Indiana
American, 1928–2018
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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.

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AP 1/15 (aside from an edition of 15)

AP 1/15 (aside from an edition of 15)

Signature
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower margin
Publisher
Prestige Art Ltd., Mamaroneck, New York
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Robert Indiana
American, 1928–2018
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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.

Robert Indiana

Roses, from the Garden of Love portfolio, 1982

Screenprint in colors on Fabriano paper
24 × 24 in
61 × 61 cm
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