Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love (five works)’, 1996, Heritage Auctions
Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love (five works)’, 1996, Heritage Auctions
Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love (five works)’, 1996, Heritage Auctions
Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love (five works)’, 1996, Heritage Auctions
Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love (five works)’, 1996, Heritage Auctions
Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love (five works)’, 1996, Heritage Auctions
Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love (five works)’, 1996, Heritage Auctions

This group of 5 poems by the artist comes from "The Book of Love" portfolio, Robert Indiana's largest graphic oeuvre. In addition to 12 LOVE screenprints, the portfolio included 12 individually signed poems written by the artist himself, each with a screenprint embossment of the LOVE symbol.

Signature: Each signed and numbered

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Publisher: American Image Editions, New York, 1997

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