AMERICAN DREAM #2

Year: 1982
Medium: Serigraph on four sheets of Fabriano 100% rag paper
From the edition of 100 with 15AP, 15 PP, 5 Printer's P, 5 proofs numbered with Roman numerals, 2 TP, 1BAT
Size (each): 24 x 24"
Signed in full on one sheet, initialed on remaining four sheets
Reference: Sheehan 125
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AMERICAN DREAM #5

Year: 1980
Medium: Screenprint on five sheets of Fabriano 100% rag paper
From the edition of of 100 with 18AP, 17PP, 5 Printers P, and 2 TP
Size (each): 24 x 24"
Signed in full on one sheet, initialed on remaining three sheets
Reference: Sheehan 113
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ART (GOLD) 

Year: 2013
Medium: Unique screenprint on paper
Sheet Size: 30.5 x 29”
Frame Size: 37.5 x 37”
Signed and dated lower right, colors listed lower left
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BOOK OF LOVE #6
(BLUE, YELLOW, BLACK, RED - FOUR COLOR LOVE)

Year: 1996
Medium: Screenprint
From the edition of 200
Sheet size: 24 x 20"
Framed size: 32 x 30.5"
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil
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BOOK OF LOVE #10
(RED, ORANGE, AND YELLOW - FRENCH LOVE)

Year: 1996
Medium: Screenprint
From the edition of 200
Sheet size: 24 x 20"
Framed size: 32 x 30.5"
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil
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DECADE AUTOPORTRAIT '61

Year: 2001
Medium: Serigraph
Edition: One of four printers proofs. This is PP 4/4. Aside from and unpublished edtion of 50.
Size: 37 x 36 3/8"
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil
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HOPE WINTER II 

Year: 2010
Medium: Screenprint on Triple Primed Canvas
Size: 24 x 24”
Signed on verso

Hope wall
(REd, white and blue)

Year: 2014
Medium: Screenprint on paper
From the edition of 33
Size: 24 x 25"
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil
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JANUARY IV 

Year: 2010
Medium: Unique screenprint on paper
Sheet Size: 40 x 38”
Frame Size: 44.5 x 42.75”
Signed and titled in pencil
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LOVE WALL

Year: 2008
Medium: Serigraph
One of 4 Printers Proofs, aside from and unpublished edition of 50. 
Size: 45 x 44"
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil
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shout for peace
(Blue and Gold)

Year: 2014
Medium: Silkscreen print in colors, in Coventry rag, 320
From the edition of 75
Size: 38 x 38"
Signed and numbered in pencil
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SHOUT FOR PEACE
(BLUE AND silver)

Year: 2014
Medium: Silkscreen print in colors, in Coventry rag, 320
From the edition of 75
Size: 38 x 38"
Signed and numbered in pencil
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SHOUT FOR PEACE
(red AND gold)

Year: 2014
Medium: Silkscreen print in colors, in Coventry rag, 320
From the edition of XXII
Size: 38 x 38"
Signed and numbered in pencil
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SHOUT FOR PEACE
(RED AND Silver)

Year: 2014
Medium: Silkscreen print in colors, in Coventry rag, 320
From the edition of 22
Size: 38 x 38"
Signed and numbered in pencil
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STAR OF HOPE

Year: 2013
Medium: Unique screenprint on paper
Sheet Size: 32 x 29.5”
Frame Size: 39 x 36”
Signed and dated lower right, colors listed lower left
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BIOGRAPHY

American (1928-2018)

Robert Indiana

Although he called himself a “sign painter”, Robert Indiana is considered a veteran of the American Pop Art movement and is celebrated for his use of simple and iconic images, bold colors, numbers, and works surrounding one-syllable words. Probably best known for his “LOVE” series, which was popularized after the creation of his 1964 Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art, Robert Indiana is also acclaimed for his contribution of the cherished “LOVE” stamp, which he originated in 1973 for the United States Postal Service. Drawing inspiration from logos, Indiana constructed many public “LOVE” sculptures throughout his career, which are exhibited in various locations throughout the U.S. Similarly, in 1977, the artist also appropriated the same image in Hebrew (“Ahava”), which stands today in Jerusalem at the Israel Museum.

Although Indiana did utilize distinct imagery that drew from a commercial art influence, he often gravitated towards generating works that uniquely combined sculpture and elements of poetry. In 2008, the artist constructed a new political series for Barack Obama’s campaign, in which he adequately coined the iconic “HOPE” symbol. Robert Indiana donated the resulting proceeds in a charitable effort to aid in the funding of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Later he authorized “HOPE” to be used as a symbol declaring his September 28 (his birthday) National Hope Day.

After his service in the US military, Indiana pursued a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1954. Upon completing his studies, he moved to New York City at the encouragement of fellow artist and Color Field painter, Ellsworth Kelly. Eight years later in 1962, the artist held his first solo exhibition at the Stable Gallery on West 58 th Street. Aligning strongly with the Pop Art movement, the artist affiliated himself with many influential artists of the time. As the movement progressed and gained popularity over the decades, Robert Indiana experienced increased recognition for his work.

Robert Indiana, legally born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana, graduated valedictorian of his class. The artist passed away in 2018 in Vinalhaven, Maine, at the age of 89. Today, his works are hosted in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Carnegie Institute.

To learn more about Robert Indiana, Long-Sharp Gallery encourages consultation of resources such as these books:
The Essential Robert Indiana by Martin Krause
Robert Indiana: New Perspectives

Image: Robert Indiana Holding LOVE © William John Kennedy

For more information on Robert Indiana, please click here to visit his website.