Robert Indiana, ‘SEX ANYONE from 1 Cent Life Portfolio (Sheehan, 31) - with Pierre Alechinsky lithograph on the reverse side’, 1964, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is the ORIGINAL 1964 One of Robert Indiana's most iconic prints from the 1960s -- clever, geometric irreverent, and very much in keeping with the zeitgeist of the time -- and with Walasse Ting's shockingly obscene poetry which accompanied this iconic limited edition Pop Art portfolio. Fine provenance, as the lithograph comes directly from the complete portfolio which we acquired. BEWARE of later cheap copies! (Other artists who contributed to this international portfolio were, famously, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Mel Ramos, Roy Lichtenstein, Sam Francis, Joan Mitchell, Ad Reinhardt, Claes Oldenburg, Jim Fine, Oyvind Fahlstrom, the European COBRA artists - and many more)
Catalogue Raisonne Reference: Sheehan, 31
NOTE As the catalogue raisonne note4s "As this print was issued in a book, the sheet has a vertical centerold. A lithograph by ierre Alechinsky is on the opposite side of the page." -
so you're actually getting TWO lithographs for the price of one!!
Printed by Maurice Beaudet, Paris
Published by E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
From the legendary 1964 "One Cent Life' Portfolio of Lithographs.
Edited by Sam Francis, written by Walasse Ting

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Signature: unsigned

Publisher: Published by E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland

Sheehan, 31

From the original legendary 1964 "One Cent Life' Portfolio of Lithographs.
Edited by Sam Francis, written by Walasse Ting

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