The last surviving member of the Pop Art movement, Robert Indiana counted Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein among his peers and is himself an icon of American art. Possibly best known for his distinctive rendering of the word LOVE his works will be displayed in tandem with the world’s first Indiana retrospective at the Whitney in New York.
Robert Indiana, “the Man who tilted the ‘O’ of LOVE was born Robert Clark, changing his name to the state of his birth. It is fitting that he adopted a place name: his family moved house numerous times during his formative years, and he traveled no less in adulthood, joining the US Air Force, and studying art in Chicago, Maine and Edinburgh before settling in New York and becoming tied in Pop Art. Those young years on the road clearly influenced Indiana’s work, the repeated stencil text, and stars and stripes motifs evoking road signs, authority badges, and military insignia, while simultaneously informing a generation of graphic designers. A major exhibition of his work gets underway this month in New York, with a satellite retrospective at Walton Fine Arts in London”.
Walton Fine Arts is hosting an exhibition of American artist Robert Indiana (1928-present) from September 19 until October 31. Indiana was a prominent figure during the 1960s Pop Art movement, alongside Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. In his work he explores the concept of American identity, using the power of language and abstract techniques. His most well-known work is the iconic LOVE series, sculptures of which can be found in cities across the world including Tokyo and Israel. The exhibition at the gallery will run alongside the world’s first retrospective of Indiana’s work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and will offer London art lovers and collectors the chance to view and purchase a selection of his works.
‘All you need is love’ claimed John Lennon, and the Pop artist Robert Indiana would surely agree. Born Robert Clark in 1928, his ‘love’ sculptures, prints and paintings are much parodied. A sculpture on New York’s 6th Avenue may be his most famous work, but you can feel the love – and buy some of it – at his London show.
His hard-edge abstract works, including a distinctive rendering of the word love will be on display at Walton Fine Arts.