Robert Indiana (b. 1928)
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Robert Indiana (b. 1928)

LOVE

Details
Robert Indiana (b. 1928)
LOVE
stamped with signature, number and date '1966-98 R Indiana AP 4/4' (on the interior edge of the E)
polychrome aluminum
36 x 36 x 18 in. (91 x 91 x 41.6 cm.)
Conceived in 1966 and executed in 1998. This work is artist's proof four from an edition of six plus four artist's proofs.
Provenance
Morgan Art Foundtaion, acquired directly from the artist
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Waddington Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Special notice

On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in the outcome of the sale of certain lots consigned for sale. This will usually be where it has guaranteed to the Seller that whatever the outcome of the auction, the Seller will receive a minimum sale price for the work. This is known as a minimum price guarantee. This is such a lot.
Sale room notice
This work will be included in the forthcoming Robert Indiana catalogue raisonné being prepared by Simon Salama-Caro.

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Lot Essay

"LOVE is purely a skeleton of all that word has meant in all the erotic and religious aspects of the theme, and to bring it down to the actual structure of calligraphy [is to reduce it] to the bare bone"
(R. Indiana, quoted in T. Brakeley (ed.), Robert Indiana, New York, 1990, p. 168).

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