Robert Indiana, ‘The American Dream’, 1997, ArtWise

Signed, Labeled a "T.P." (Trial Proof), and Numbered out of 30 in pencil by Robert Indiana. Limited Edition Serigraph published by Marco Fine Arts Contemporary Atelier and released as part of the large portfolio and book entitled "The American Dream". Detail from "The American Dream:" "Indiana's hard edge took a hairpin turn directly for the finish line when Alfred Barr, the reigning Dean of American Curators, purchased "The American Dream" for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Barr delivered what is probably the definitive quote on the Modern's newly acquired Indiana masterpiece. "Because I do not understand why I like it so much", Barr observed, "The American Dream is, for me, spellbinding"."

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.

American, 1928-2018, New Castle, IN, United States, based in New York, NY, United States