Robert Indiana - Philadelphia Love


Original screenprint in colours, 1975, on Arches paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil
Published by:
Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art                                                    Printed by: Printer Sinca Prints Artiusts Inc, New York
Edition: 125. There were also 25 artists proofs. There was also an unsigned offset lithograph in colours printed by Thomas Sydney Prints, Buffalo, New York with the same publisher in an edition of 500
Notes: This work was commissioned by the Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a fund raiser. The print also commemorated the release of the LOVE postage stamp on Valentines Day in 1973. The famous Robert Indiana sculpture is in John F. Kennedy Plaza — better known as LOVE Park — just northwest of City Hall. Installed in 1976, LOVE was briefly removed in 1978, but popular demand brought it back where it belongs.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 is in overall good condition.
Size: Image size: 24 x 24 Inches (61 x 61 cms); Sheer size: 33.3 x 30.5 Inches (84.5 x 76.7 cms)