Robert Indiana, ‘Seven  (Sheehan, 52) ’, 1968, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘Seven  (Sheehan, 52) ’, 1968, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘Seven  (Sheehan, 52) ’, 1968, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘Seven  (Sheehan, 52) ’, 1968, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘Seven  (Sheehan, 52) ’, 1968, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is the extremely rare, elusive & most desirable original, pencil signed and numbered silkscreen -- published in 1968 - and not to be confused with later larger editions from the 1990s that are offered elsewhere, and also not to be confused with unsigned editions. This is the highly collectible and elusive limited edition, hand signed and numbered 1960s print. A bright, excellent impression with strong colors. It is in a dark wood frame in vintage condition (i.e. nicks, scratches etc on the frame). Not examined outside of the original frame, but appears to be in fine condition. This work rarely appears on the public market, as many are already in the permanent collections of public and private institutions worldwide. Would look terrific hanging in any home or office.
Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Sheehan, 52
Printed and published by Domberger, Stuttgart. From Numbers. Robert Indiana's SEVEN is a very lucky number, and this is an iconic work from one of the most desirable and influential eras in Pop Art history.

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Signature: Signed, numbered from the edition of only 125 and dated 1968 in pencil (recto)

Publisher: Domberger, Stuttgart. Germany, From the Portfolio "Numbers"

Sheehan, 52

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