In 1973, collector Herbert Lust met Robert Indiana at a dinner party in Manhattan and the two immediately began a decades-long friendship. Over the years, Lust – the financier and one-time literature professor known for his unparalleled collection of works by Alberto Giacometti – has championed the painter, helping to organise international museum and gallery exhibitions and building a collection of Indiana’s important early works. Sotheby’s S|2 Gallery presents to the public for the first time Lust’s extensive holdings of Indiana’s paintings and drawings. Click ahead for a preview with commentary in Lust’s own colourful words.
Robert Indiana: Works from the Collection of Herbert Lust
8 September–6 October | New York