1P2 | Robert Indiana

LOVE Blue Faces Red Sides, 1966-1999
Polychrome aluminium
243.8 x 243.8 x 121.9 cm
Stamped by fabricator on the lower interior edge of the letter “E”
This work is number five from an edition of five plus two artist proofs.

Presented by Ben Brown Fine Arts | 1A03

The ‘LOVE Sculpture’ is the culmination of ten years of work based on the original premise that the word is an appropriated and usable element of art, just as Picasso and the Cubists made use of it at the beginning of the century, which evolved inevitably, in both my  ‘LOVE’  paintings and sculpture, into the concept that the word is also a fit and viable subject for art.” (Robert Indiana)

One of the preeminent figures in American Art since the 1960s, Robert Indiana has played a central role in the development of assemblage art, hard-edge painting and Pop art. A self proclaimed “American painter of signs,” Indiana has created a highly original body of work that explores American identity, personal history and the power of abstraction and language, establishing an important legacy that resonates in the work of many contemporary artists who make the written word a central element of their oeuvre.


Artwork © Morgan Art Foundation Ltd./Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/DACS, London.

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