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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HARRIET GRIFFIN WHITELAW

Robert Indiana
DECADE: AUTOPORTRAIT 1966
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 423,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF HARRIET GRIFFIN WHITELAW

Robert Indiana
DECADE: AUTOPORTRAIT 1966
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 423,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Robert Indiana
1928 - 2018
DECADE: AUTOPORTRAIT 1966
stenciled with the artist's name, number 2 and date New York 71 on the reverse; titled on the stretcher
oil on canvas
48 by 48 in. 121.9 by 121.9 cm.
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This work is being considered for inclusion in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings and Sculpture being prepared by Simon Salama-Caro.

Provenance

Galerie Denisw René, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Galerie Denise René, Robert Indiana: New Paintings and Sculpture, November - December 1972, illustrated

Literature

Emily Genauer, "Will Art Replace the Love Symbol?," Arts, 8 December 1972, p. A11
Vivien Raynor, "The Man Who Invented Love," ARTnews, February 1973, p. 62
Carl J. Weinhardt, Jr., Robert Indiana, New York 1990, p. 176, illustrated 
Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Robert Indiana: Figures of Speech, New Haven 2000, cat. no. 6.29, p. 229, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"The front of [Coenties] 25 was covered with words that influenced me in my work every day...the brass stencils I found in the loft—numbers, names of boats, and companies from the nineteenth century—became the matrices and materials for my work, and especially for my painting."
Robert Indiana 

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