Robert Indiana - LOVE - Yellow, Orange, Red, 1996


Original silkscreen on A.N.W. Crestwood Museum Edition paper,, 1996, signed and dated by the artist in pencil.

Size: Image size: 461 by 457 mm 18 1/8 by 18 in; e Sheet size: 610 by 507 mm 24 by 20 in

Edition: 200 (There were also 50 Artists Proofs)

Published by: American Image Editions, New York.

Notes: This was originally part of “The Book of Love” which was a complete portfolio of 12 screenprints in different colours and 12 separate poems. It came with a justification and cover in a brown paper portfolio.

Few Pop images are more widely recognised than Indiana's LOVE. Originally designed as a Christmas card commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art in 1965, LOVE has appeared in prints, paintings, sculptures, banners, rings, tapestries, and stamps. Full of erotic, religious, autobiographical, and political underpinnings—especially when it was co-opted as an emblem of 1960s idealism—LOVE is both accessible and complex in meaning. In printed works, Indiana has rendered LOVE in a variety of colours, compositions, and techniques. He even translated it into Hebrew for a print and a sculpture at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Condition: This lot is in overall good condition. This lot has slight discolouration in the upper middle margin of the paper.