DECADE AUTOPORTRAIT '61
Edition: One of four printers proofs. This is PP 4/4. Aside from and unpublished edtion of 50.
Signed: Handsigned, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 37 x 36 3/8"
Edition: One of 4 Printers Proofs. This is example 3 of 4, aside from and unpublished edition of 50.
Signed: Handsigned, dated and numbered
Size: 45 x 44"
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Robert Indiana, born Robert Clark, was born in Indiana in 1928. He moved to New York in 1954 and joined the Pop Art movement. Robert Indiana used distinct imagery drawing on commercial art but gravitated towards a combination of sculpture and poetry. Indiana held his first solo exhibit in 1962 at a gallery in New York. He is best known for his use of simple and iconic images, bold colors, numbers and short words. “LOVE” became his most famous creation starting in 1964 when he created a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art. He later created a stamp in 1973 with the same image for the United States Postal Service. Indiana’s “LOVE” sculptures can be found a various locations throughout the U.S. Indiana also created the same image in Hebrew (“Ahava”) in1977. A large sculpture of the piece stands in Jerusalem at the Israel Museum. Robert Indiana’s most recent creation, similar to “LOVE,” was in 2008 when he constructed “HOPE” for the Barack Obama campaign. All the proceeds were donated to help fund Obama’s presidential campaign. His works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Whitney, the Museum ofModern Art, and the Carnegie Institute.