Robert Indiana, ‘The Metamorphosis of Norma Jean Mortenson’, 1997, ArtWise

"The Metamorphosis of Norma Jean Mortenson" by Robert Indiana, Signed Serigraph printed in 1997 from an edition size of 30. The overall size of the Serigraph is 16 x 16 inches. The condition of this piece has been graded as A: Mint. Here is some supplemental information about the Serigraph: Signed, Labeled a "T.P." (Trial Proof), and Numbered out of 30 in pencil by Robert Indiana. Limited Edition Serigraph published by Marco Fine Arts Contemporary Atelier and released as part of the large portfolio and book entitled "The American Dream". Here are the details from the book regarding this image by Indiana: "Indiana, as entrenched in numbers and words as he is in color and form, almost invariably has levels of messages even in his most blatant statement works. This is mid-60's artwork is a veritable study in numerology, identity and transition. Note that the 2 & 6 are repeated; Marilyn was born in '26'; died in '62'; the point of the star declare "I moon; the layout mimics a telephone dial, which is what Marilyn held when she died." **Please note: the image has been rotated in order to view the print as intended.

Signature: Hand Signed in Pencil

Publisher: Marco Fine Arts Contemporary Atelier

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