Born September 13, 1928, Robert Indiana is an American artist, the last living legend from the Pop Art movement which included Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
Indiana was born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana. One of the pre-eminent figures of American art since the 1960’s, Robert Indiana has been a pioneer of assemblage art, hard edge abstraction and pop art. Over the past five decades, Indiana’s work has explored the power of abstraction and language, American identity and personal history.
As a self proclaimed “American painter of signs,” Indiana gained international recognition in the early 1960′s for employing the vernacular form of American road and shop signs, combining it with a sophisticated formal and conceptual approach that turned this familiar vocabulary into something entirely new.
His distinctive rendering of the word LOVE, in paintings, sculptures and prints, has become an icon of 20th century art. Sculptures of the image can be found at many places around the world, most notably on Sixth Avenue (New York), at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis), in front of the Shinjuku ILAND Tower (Tokyo), a LOVE in Hebrew writing version at the Israel Museum (Jerusalem) and more recently in London’s City.
Indiana’s works are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and many more.
Walton Fine Arts have been major specialists in Robert Indiana’s artworks for the past 20 years. This exhibition, which will run alongside the world’s first Indiana retrospective at internationally renowned Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York, brings the iconic works of a legendary master to London, on display and available for purchase to art collectors and lovers.