Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday History

Robert Indiana (1928 - Present)
Love, (6th Avenue, Manhattan) Cor-Ten steel 1970
Where is the Love?
Many of you have seen this image before - maybe you've traveled to one of the many cities with a "Love" sculpture or have seen the print version on any number of commercial products. Robert (Clark) Indiana is one of the most recognized artists of the Pop Art movement and created a body of work that is generally cheerful with a positive message. 
As Suggested by Wikipedia:
LOVE is a sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana. It consists of the letters LO (with the O canted sideways) over the letters VE. The image was originally designed as a Christmas card for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964, and first exhibited as a sculpture in New York City in 1970. The original three-dimensional version of LOVE is made of COR-TEN steel and has been on exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art since 1975.[1] The LOVE design has been reproduced in a variety of formats. Likewise, the sculpture has been recreated in multiple versions and a variety of colors, and is now on display around the world.
Check out more works by Indiana and see that he is much more than a one-hit-wonder. 
Happy Valentines Day!

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