Robert Indiana, ‘The American Four’, 1970, Freeman's

Image: 23.875 x 23.875 in (60.6 x 60.6cm)
Sheet: 26.375 x 26.25 in (67 x 66.7cm)

Signature: Pencil signed, titled and dated, numbered 26/200 (there were also 25 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), with full margins

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York

[Sheehan, 59]

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