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Titles, from top left: Tulip, Lily, Zinnia, Rose, Phlox, Lilac

Medium
Signature
Each signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Publisher
Prestige Art Ltd, New York

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.

High auction record
US$4.1m, Christie's, 2011
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2019
Robert IndianaKasmin
2016
This Is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 to TodayBowdoin College Museum of Art
2014
Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the SixtiesBrooklyn Museum
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The Garden of Love (Suite of Six), 1982

Suite of Six Serigraphs on Fabriano Paper
26 1/2 × 26 1/2 × 1/10 in
67.3 × 67.3 × 0.3 cm
Edition of 100
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Location
Long Island City
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Titles, from top left: Tulip, Lily, Zinnia, Rose, Phlox, Lilac

Medium
Signature
Each signed, titled and numbered in pencil
Publisher
Prestige Art Ltd, New York

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.

High auction record
US$4.1m, Christie's, 2011
Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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