Robert Indiana, ‘Stable Gallery October 1962 Exhibition Poster (Signed & Inscribed)’, 1962, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘Stable Gallery October 1962 Exhibition Poster (Signed & Inscribed)’, 1962, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘Stable Gallery October 1962 Exhibition Poster (Signed & Inscribed)’, 1962, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘Stable Gallery October 1962 Exhibition Poster (Signed & Inscribed)’, 1962, Alpha 137 Gallery

NOT FOR SALE. This rare 1962 silkscreen poster of one of Robert Indiana's very first exhibitions at the Stable Gallery is a quintessential example of how the poster advertising an exhibition becomes even more scarce and collectible than the works it's promoting. A rare piece of art historical ephemera that is extremely valuable when hand signed as this is. All the more special, as it bears a lovely personal dedication.

Signature: Signed and Dedicated in pencil on the recto. The dedication and signature reads "For Evelyn + Leo Good Luck! R Indiana '67"

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