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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EAST COAST COLLECTION

Robert Indiana
LOVE
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 2,052,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
25

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EAST COAST COLLECTION

Robert Indiana
LOVE
Estimate
500,000700,000
LOT SOLD. 2,052,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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Robert Indiana
B.1928
LOVE
stenciled with the artist's name, dated NEW YORK 69 and dedication FOR MAYOR LINDSAY on the reverse 
oil on canvas
24 by 24 in. 61 by 61 cm.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Robert Indiana Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculpture being prepared by Simon Salama-Caro.

Provenance

Mayor John Lindsay, New York (acquired from the artist)
Private Collection, New Jersey
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

“No matter how complex the extent of the LOVE cycle may be, the evolution of the logo itself is consistent with Indiana’s striving from his earliest work to distill the essence of a word to its most immediately communicative visual form. ‘In a sense,’ he has said, ‘LOVE is purely a skeleton of all that the word has meant in all the erotic and religious aspects of the theme, and to bring it down to the actual structure of the calligraphy is to reduce it to the bare bones.’" (the artist in “Autochronology,” Exh. Cat., Austin, Blanton Museum, Robert Indiana, 1977, p. 53)

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Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York