LOVE1966-200235 7/8 x 36 x 18 in. polychrome aluminum
Provenance Morgan Foundation
Private Collection, United Kingdom
DescriptionBorn Robert Clark in 1928 in New Castle, Indiana, Robert Indiana is one of the most influential Pop artists of the 20th century. His work has become a pervasive visuality in American culture. Short, bold, and simple, it speaks to viewers through shared cultural touchstones, through word associations, and through its striking relationship to everyday graphics. Indiana first created his iconic “LOVE” imagery as a design for a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1965, and few images since have captivated the public imagination so thoroughly. Shimmering in gold and accented in red, this sculpture takes on any symbolism the viewer can dream. Blending word and image, Indiana recognized language as a functional element of art.