Santa Fe Opera

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
ROBERT INDIANA: Don't Lose HOPE, Contini Art UK, London
2014
2013
Robert Indiana: More than Love, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Robert Indiana: The Power of Words, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton
2015
ROBERT INDIANA: Don't Lose HOPE, Contini Art UK, London
2013
Robert Indiana: More than Love, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
2010
Robert Indiana NOW, Woodward Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
DEDICATED TO SOMEONE SPECIAL, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
2016
Pop Masterworks on paper, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., New York
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Forbidden Art: Communism vs. Capitalism, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
2016
2015
POtPourri, Galerie Thomas, Munich
2014
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