HE ACQUIRED A 100 YEAR OLD VICTORIAN-STYLE ODD FELLOWS HALL NAMED “THE STAR OF HOPE” IN THE ISLAND TOWN OF VINALHAVEN, MAINE AND WAS DRAWN TO THE ODD FELLOWS INSIGNIA WHICH CONSISTS OF THREE INTERLOCKING LINKS. THE THREE LINKS ARE TRUTH AND FRIENDSHIP, AND THE IMPORTANT LINK IN THE MIDDLE THAT CHANGED HIS LIFE JUST HAPPENS TO BE “LOVE”. HE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS ICONIC LOVE-SERIES OF SCULPTURES AND PRINTS, WHICH RANK AMONG THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE IMAGES IN ART.
ROBERT INDIANA (1928-2018) SIGNED “LOVE” OFFSET LITHOGRAPH, “LOVE R. Indiana '76”, 6.5 X 6.5, museum-quality silk matting and gold framing to an overall size of 10 x 10. The huge signature and “LOVE” sentiment are in fine condition.
Robert Indiana is a major figure in the development of Pop art in the 1960s and is best known for his iconic LOVEseries of sculptures and prints, which rank among the most recognizable images in postwar art. Indiana's work is in the collections of numerous major museums and institutions, and versions of his outdoor LOVE sculptures can be seen in cities worldwide, including New York, Hong Kong, Istanbul, and Montreal. His work has been the subject of major retrospectives at the Portland Museum of Art (1999) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (2013).