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Robert Indiana

Love Paperweight (Green), 2011

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Lot 25
Anodized aluminum
3.0 x 3.0 in (7.6 x 7.6 cm)
Unsigned; stamped by publisher on base


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Robert Indiana’s 'LOVE' began as a simple Christmas card design for friends and has slowly become one of the most recognizable images in the art world. His technique is bold and visually stimulating, elevating simple text and colloquialisms in order to merge the personal and the public, the visual and the verbal. A miniature version of the sculpture that sits on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, this brushed aluminum paperweight commemorates the artist most iconic design.

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About Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018), also known as Robert Clark, was an American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art. Indiana moved to New York in 1954, where he began assembling wood sculptures from found materials and stenciling painted words onto them. Indiana called himself a “sign painter,” a reference to his humble beginnings. His works are characterized by his use of "typically" American subject matter, their bright colors, and clearly defined contours align him with the Pop art aesthetic.