1928 - 2018
stamped with the artist's signature, dated 1998 and numbered 7/8 on the outside of the R
sculpture: 45.7 by 45.7 by 22.9 cm. 18 by 18 by 9 in.
with base: 51 by 51 by 27.9 cm. 20⅛ by 20⅛ by 11 in.
Executed in 1998, this work is number 7 from an edition of 8.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
"LOVE is purely a skeleton of all that word has meant in all the erotic and religious aspects of the theme, and to bring it down to the actual structure of calligraphy [is to reduce it] to the bare bone"
Robert Indiana cited in Theresa Brakeley, Ed., Robert Indiana, New York 1990, p. 168).