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Robert Indiana (b. 1928)
LOVE
stamped with signature, date, number and foundry mark 'c 1966-1998 R INDIANA 6/6 MILGO BROOKLYN NY' (on the left side of letter 'E')
stainless steel
36 x 36 x 18 in. (91.5 x 91.5 x 45.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1966; executed at a later date; this work is numbered six from an edition of six.
Provenance
Acquired from the artist by the present owner
Exhibited
Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Robert Indiana, June-November 1998, p. 232 (illustrated in color)

Lot Essay

This work will be included in the forthcoming Robert Indiana catalogue raisonné being prepared by Simon Salama-Caro.

LOVE is one of the strongest and most memorable motifs in Robert Indiana's oeuvre. Developed between 1964-1966, the letters of the word "LOVE" is arranged in a square pattern that became a Pop icon of formal objectivity and neutrality as well as a sign of the 1960s revolution of freedom and love. In the present work, LOVE has been transformed into a gleaming cube of crystalline emotion. On its cool reflective surface, the viewer can view him or herself in a Narcissus-like gaze or see others in a collective light.

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