Articles Tagged with: Robert Indiana

Robert Indiana, the Pop Art Hero Who Gave Us ‘LOVE,’ Dies at 89 Amid Legal Battle Over His Work

The artist died just one day after a representative filed a lawsuit over his treatment and legacy.

Robert Indiana’s LOVE (1970) at Newfields. Image courtesy of Newfields.

Robert Indiana, a towering figure in the American Pop art movement whoseLOVE sculpture became one of the most reproduced works of art of the Modern era, has died at the age of 89.

Indiana, whose real last name was Clark, was already enjoying critical and market success when he debuted his LOVE series at the Stable Gallery in New York in 1964. That same year, Indiana’s work was shown alongside that of Andy Warhol at the World’s Fair in Queens.

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Robert Indiana (20 SEPTEMBER – 31 OCTOBER)

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.

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Robert Indiana – Absolutely Chelsea – September 2013

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.

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Robert Indiana – The American – September 2013

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”.

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Robert Indiana – The Royal Borough – K&C Magazine

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.

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Robert Indiana Love

1928 Born: New Castle, IN
1953 – 1954 B.F.A. at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1954 Attended the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland on the George Brown Travelling Fellowship
1956 Moved to New York
1964 Appeared in the Andy Warhol film Eat
1970 Recieved Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
1973 Designed the immensely popular multi-colored “Love” on a United States postage stamp
1977 Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts by University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
1981 Recieved Honorary Doctoral Degree from Colby College, Waterville, MA
2010 – MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
2009 Robert Indiana and the Star of Hope – Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME (solo)
Sculpture: Post-War to Present – Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York City, NY
Von Picasso bis Warhol, Künstlerschmuck der Avantgarde – Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne
2008 Pressing Issues, Des Moines Art center, Des Moines, IA
Pop and Op, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2007 Art Market Now, The Columns, Seoul, South Korea
2006 Life as a Legend – Marilyn Monroe, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2005 Made in USA – ausgewählte Graphik, Galerie & Edition Bode GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany
Summer of Love Art of the Psychedelic Era, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Do it yourself – Positionen von den sechziger Jahren bis Heute, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
40 Jahre Galerie Thomas, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany
2004 – 2005 Robert Indiana 66: Paintings and Sculpture, Price Tower Arts Center’s, Bartlesville, OK
2003 Letters, Words and Numbers, L & M Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Retrospective, Musée D’Art Moderne Contemporain, Nice, France
1991 Prints Retrospective, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Prints as Process, Baxter Gallery, Portland School of Art, MA
1986 Vinalhaven Press 1985-1986, Portland Museum of Art, MA
1982 Indiana’s Indianas: A 25 Year Retrospective of Paintings and Sculptures from the Collection of Robert Indiana, National Museum of Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washingtonm, DC
1978 Art about Art, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
1977 – 1978 Museum retrospective travels to University Art Museum at University of Texas, Austin, TX; the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, VA; the Indianapoilis Museum of Art, Indiana, IN; the Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY; the Art Center, South Bend, Indiana, IN
1976 Thirty Years of American Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, curated by Gene Baro, Brooklyn, NY
1975 – 1976 Galerie Denise Rene, New York, NY (solo)
1975 American Art Since 1945, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1972 The Modern Image, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Galerie Denise Rene, New York, NY (solo)
1969 – 1970 The Prints and Posters of Robert Indiana, New England tour originates at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana. Travels to Colby College of Art Museum, Waterville, ME; the Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH; the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME; and Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1969 70 Years of American Art, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
1968 First one-man museum exhibition travels to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonia, TX and the Herron Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Word and Image, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1967 Ninth Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil
1966 LOVE Exhibition at Stable Gallery, New York, NY
1966 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
Galerie Alfred Schmela, Dusseldorf, Germany
Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
1965 Word and Image, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1965 Annual Exhibition of American Paintings, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
1964 Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1963 Americans 1963, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Exhibits with Richard Stankeiwicz at the Walker Art Center, Mineapolis, MI (The show travels to The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA)
New Realists, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
1962 Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1961 The Art of Assemblage, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, The Netherlands
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Detroit Institute of Art, MI
Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA
Baltimore Museum of Art, MD
Brandeis Museum, Waltham, MA
Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, New York
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2006 Wilmerding John, Pissarro Joachim, Robert Pincus-Witten and Peter Halley. Robert Indiana: The Artist and His Work 1955 – 2005. New York: Rizzoli, 2006.
2000 Ryan, Susan E. Robert Indiana: Figures of Speech. Conneticut: Yale University Press, 2000
Pissarro, Joachim, Depotte, Helene. Robert Indiana: Retrospective 1958-1998. Washington: University of Washington Press, 2000
1999 Indiana, Robert. Love and the American Dream: The Art of Robert Indiana. Portland: Portland Museum of Art, 1999
1992 Sheehan, Susan . Robert Indiana Prints: A Catalogue Raisonne 1951-1991. New York: Susan Sheehan Gallery, 1992
1990 Carl J Weinhardt. Robert Indiana. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990
1969 Indiana, Robert. Robert Indiana: Graphics. Indiana: Department of Art of Saint Mary’s College, 1969
1968 Indiana, Robert. Robert Indiana, Conneticut: Falcon Press, 1968



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