Robert Indiana, ‘To Draw A Straight Line Poem, Book of Love’, 1996, Woodward Gallery

Edition 200
Original LOVE poems written by Indiana in 1951 with Love image
triple embossed on poem

sheet size 24 x 20 inches; approximately 61cm x 51cm

Signature: Signed with Initials, dated and numbered 1996 in pencil

The Hope of Art, Robert Indiana A-Z, ISBN: 978-0-9893711-0-0

Woodward Gallery, NYC

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