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Robert Indiana
LOVE (Authorized replica, official stamp of Indianapolis Museum of Art & artist)

2009

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Robert Indiana LOVE (Sculpture Stamped with Indianapolis Museum and Artist Stamp), 2009 Brushed Aluminum (Gold) Stamped with Artist's Copyright & Indianapolis Museum of Art/2011 Morgan Art Foundation/ARS, NY Stamped/incised w/text: "Authorized Replica/Robert Indiana/LOVE/Indianapolis Museum of Art/2011 Morgan Art Foundation/ARS, NY 3 × 3 × 1 1/2 inches Unframed Since first appearing on the Museum of Modern Art’s 1965 Christmas card, Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” quickly permeated the popular imagination, appearing everywhere from life-size sculptures to government-issued stamps. The design’s appeal was timeless, yet also emblematic of the idealistic and free-loving 1960s. As art legend has it, Indiana was first bemused and later conflicted about the instant runaway success of his design, worried that it may have ruined his reputation among the art world elite as a one-hit wonder. Despite the artist’s private insecurities, “LOVE” remains one of the most treasured works in 20th-century American sculpture—breaking $4.1 million at auction in 2011. Another edition from this authorized, artist approved series recently sold at Christie's in Paris for over $12,000. LOVE (Limited Edition Artist Authorized, with Incised Indianapolis Museum of Art & Morgan Foundation Stamp and Artist Copyright). This is a limited edition artist authorized miniature of the Indianapolis Museum of Art's giant outdoor Cor-ten steel LOVE, by legendary artist Robert Indiana, translated into gold brushed aluminum. These works were offered in very limited quantities back in 2011 to raise funds for the Museum and sold out soon after. The Museum then lost its copyright license, and can no longer produce these works and has not had them since 2011. Museum and Foundation stamped and copyrighted works like this one are now extremely rare and desirable collectors' items. A miniature version of the sculpture that sits on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana, this brushed aluminum replica commemorates the artist most iconic design. Co-published by Morgan Art Foundation and Artist Rights Society, New York for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Extremely rare when bearing the Museum's incised stamp on the underside. (see photos).
  • Creator:
    Robert Indiana (1928 - 2018, American)
  • Creation Year:
    2009
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 3 in (7.62 cm)Width: 3 in (7.62 cm)Depth: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1745212537592
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