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Robert Indiana (b. 1928)

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Robert Indiana (b. 1928)

Four

Details
Robert Indiana (b. 1928) Four signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'INDIANA FOUR NYC 1965' (on the reverse) acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 1/8in. (61 x 61.2cm.) Painted in 1965
Provenance
Rolf Nelson, New York.
Acquired from the above by the previous owner.
Anon. sale, Christie's New York, 15 September 2004, lot 38.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial interest in lots consigned for sale which may include guaranteeing a minimum price or making an advance to the consignor that is secured solely by consigned property. This is such a lot. This indicates both in cases where Christie's holds the financial interest on its own, and in cases where Christie's has financed all or a part of such interest through a third party. Such third parties generally benefit financially if a guaranteed lot is sold successfully and may incur a loss if the sale is not successful.

Lot Essay

"Numbers, here as throughout Indiana's work, are powerful signs to conjure with. 'They are an incredible invention and should be celebrated ...' His number paintings, in which the integers stand alone, celebrate and personify the magic of singularity, duality, trinity, and so on to nothingness or infinity" (T. Brakeley, Robert Indiana, New York 1990, pp. 90-92).

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