The Emily Fisher Landau Collection: An Era Defined | Evening Auction

The Emily Fisher Landau Collection: An Era Defined | Evening Auction

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Robert Indiana

Four Sixes

Auction Closed

November 9, 12:13 AM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 USD

Lot Details


Robert Indiana

(1928 - 2018)

Four Sixes 

upper: signed and variously inscribed (on the reverse)

left: variously inscribed (on the reverse)

lower: dated 1964•5 and variously inscribed (on the reverse)

right: signed, dated 1964•5 and variously inscribed (on the overlap) and variously inscribed (on the reverse) 

oil on canvas, in four parts

overall: 68 ¼ by 68 ¼ in. 173.4 by 173.4 cm.

Executed in 1964-65.

The artist

William Katz, New York (acquired as a gift from the artist in 1968)

Acquired from the above in July 1990 by the present owner

Ted James Jr., "Art: Pop-Op-Pop...," Women’s Wear Daily, 6 May 1966, p. 24, illustrated

Art Gallery Guide, New York, May 1966, illustrated

Ein Domberger Siebdruck-Kalender: 1969, Stüttgart, 1968, p. 2, illustrated in color

Elizabeth Sverbeyeff and Sue Nirenberg, "Six in the Arts and How They Live: Robert Indiana," House Beautiful, February 1970, p. 54, illustrated in color (in the artist's studio)

Exh. Cat, Paris, Galerie Denise Rene, Robert Indiana, 1971, n.p., illustrated

William Katz and Robert Indiana, Robert Indiana: The prints and poster of 1961-1971, New York, 1971, p. 93 

Carl Weinhardt Jr., Robert Indiana, New York, 1990, p. 116

Susan Elizabeth Ryan, Robert Indiana: Figures of Speech, New Haven and London, 2000, pp. 154, 164

Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art, Multiplicity, April - June 1966, no. 12, n.p., illustrated (titled 69

Paris, Galerie Stadler, Art Objective, April - May 1967, n.p. 

San Marino, Palazzo dei congressi, Nuove tecniche d'immagine: Sesta biennale d'arte Repubblica di S. Marino, July - September 1967 

Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art; San Antonio, Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute; and Indianapolis, John Herron Art Institute, Robert Indiana, April - September 1968, no. 15, pp. 29, 48, illustrated 

New York, Indiana Place, Robert Indiana, Summer 1971 

Austin, University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin; Norfolk, Chrysler Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Art; Purchase, Neuberger Museum, State University of New York; and Indiana, Art Center of South Bend, Robert Indiana, September 1977 - July 1978, no. 21, p. 57 

New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Painting and Sculpture: Selections from the Collection Curated by Bill Katz, May 2007 - January 2008

New York, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Five Decades of Passion Part Two: The Founding of the Center, 1989-1991, November 2009 - April 2010

West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, A Remarkable Gathering: The Fisher Landau Family Collection, March - September 2022