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Robert Indiana, ‘Wherefore the Punctuation of the Heart Poem, Book of Love’, 1996, Woodward Gallery
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Wherefore the Punctuation of the Heart Poem, Book of Love, 1996

Screenprint of original LOVE poems written by Indiana in 1951 with Love image triple embossed on poem
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 200
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,000 - 2,500
Location
New York, New York,
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Provenance

Since first appearing on the Museum of Modern Art’s 1965 Christmas card, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” …

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Since first appearing on the Museum of Modern Art’s 1965 Christmas card, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” quickly permeated the popular imagination, appearing everywhere from life-size sculptures to government-issued stamps. The design’s appeal was timeless, yet also emblematic of the idealistic and free-loving 1960s. As art …

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Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,
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Edition 200
Original LOVE poems written by Indiana in 1951 with Love image
triple embossed on poem

Read more

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

Medium
Print
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed with Initials, dated and numbered 1996 in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
The Book of Love
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Robert Indiana
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$1,950–$2,600
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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, ‘Wherefore the Punctuation of the Heart Poem, Book of Love’, 1996, Woodward Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘Wherefore the Punctuation of the Heart Poem, Book of Love’, 1996, Woodward Gallery
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About the work
Bibliography
Provenance

Since first appearing on the Museum of Modern Art’s 1965 Christmas card, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” …

Read more

Since first appearing on the Museum of Modern Art’s 1965 Christmas card, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” quickly permeated the popular imagination, appearing everywhere from life-size sculptures to government-issued stamps. The design’s appeal was timeless, yet also emblematic of the idealistic and free-loving 1960s. As art …

Read more
Woodward Gallery
New York, New York,
Follow

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

Read more

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

Medium
Print
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed with Initials, dated and numbered 1996 in pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
The Book of Love
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Robert Indiana
Learn more
More info
Browse works in this category
$1,950–$2,600
This work
$0
$13,650+
Robert Indiana
American, 1928–2018
Follow

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.

Wherefore the Punctuation of the Heart Poem, Book of Love, 1996

Screenprint of original LOVE poems written by Indiana in 1951 with Love image triple embossed on poem
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 200
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,000 - 2,500
Location
New York, New York,
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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