Robert Indiana, ‘YIELD BROTHER, Signed Twice, Uniquely Inscribed with Original LOVE Drawing ’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘YIELD BROTHER, Signed Twice, Uniquely Inscribed with Original LOVE Drawing ’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘YIELD BROTHER, Signed Twice, Uniquely Inscribed with Original LOVE Drawing ’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Robert Indiana, ‘YIELD BROTHER, Signed Twice, Uniquely Inscribed with Original LOVE Drawing ’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery

For offer here is Indiana's iconic silkscreen, "Yield Brother, 1962", a 1983 print - signed TWICE by Robert Indiana, with an inscription bearing two small drawings. It is exceptionally inscribed in marker at the bottom front "For Frank, Xmas 1990, and signed by Robert Indiana.
On the back, Robert Indiana further inscribed the work, with the text "Star of Hope, Vinalhaven, 25 XII 90, for Brother Frank, love, R. Indiana" - done boldly with black marker. The artist drew the image of a STAR near the text "Star of Hope", and the dedication LOVE, is written as a sculpture/drawing in the artist's inimitable hand. This work was a personal gift of the artist to his neighbor and close friend Frank Wall, who lived near Vinalhaven, Robert Indiana's famous retreat. This original, inscribed work, is signed twice by Robert Indiana: once on the front, and once on the back, along with a dedication on each side, bearing Robert Indiana's trademark star and love drawings. The work is held in its original black frame, matted, under plexiglass. The print measures 14 square inches; the frame is 21 square inches. The vintage frame has some age wear and bumping, etc. but the print appears in excellent condition. Not examined out of frame. A unique and valuable collectors item, for true Robert Indiana fans: this silkscreen bears a message of brotherly love "Yield Brother", and it's inscription bears a similar message "For Brother Frank".

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Signature: hand signed, dated and inscribed (recto); hand signed, dated and inscribed again (verso of the frame) with a unique LOVE drawing by Robert Indiana

This work was originally a gift of the artist to his good friend and neighbor near Vinalhaven, Maine, Frank Wall.

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. His “LOVE” painting was reproduced on a postage stamp in 1973; his “LOVE” sculptures are installed in public spaces worldwide.

American, b. 1928, New Castle, Indiana, based in New York, New York