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Robert Indiana

The American Dream, 1997

Suite of 30 Serigrahs and Poems by Robert Creeley
22 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
57.2 × 44.5 cm
Edition of 395
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$30,000
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Four years before he created his iconic “LOVE” motif, Robert Indiana gained his first major art …

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Robert Indiana created the iconic "LOVE" print initially for the Museum of Modern …

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Hand-signed by artist, 6 Signed, 24 Unsigned, not signed
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MFA Contemporary Atelier
Robert Indiana
American, 1928–2018
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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.

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Four years before he created his iconic “LOVE” motif, Robert Indiana gained his first major art world recognition for his 1961 painting The American Dream I, which was acquired that same year by The Museum of Modern Art’s director Alfred Barr for the institution’s permanent collection. Adopting the style of sign …

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Robert Indiana created the iconic "LOVE" print initially for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965. He began printing serigraphs of the image in 1966.

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, 6 Signed, 24 Unsigned, not signed
Frame
Not included
Publisher
MFA Contemporary Atelier
Robert Indiana
American, 1928–2018
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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.

Robert Indiana

The American Dream, 1997

Suite of 30 Serigrahs and Poems by Robert Creeley
22 1/2 × 17 1/2 in
57.2 × 44.5 cm
Edition of 395
.
$30,000
Ships from Long Island City, NY, US
Shipping: $85 domestic, $250 rest of world
Location
Long Island City
Locked
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