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.