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Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love #9’, 1991, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery Auction
Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love #9’, 1991, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery Auction
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Robert Indiana

The Book of Love #9, 1991

Screenprint in color, on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition paper
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Edition 150/200
This is part of a limited edition set.
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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 Book of Love #9’, 1991, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery Auction
Robert Indiana, ‘The Book of Love #9’, 1991, Hamilton-Selway Fine Art Gallery Auction
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About the work
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Image courtesy of Hamilton-Selway Fine Art
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 Book of Love #9, 1991

Screenprint in color, on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition paper
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Edition 150/200
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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