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Transcript of LOVE
but for Indiana it's more personal than that. The actual use of the word LOVE was inspired by his childhood experiences including attending a Christian Science church, where the only decoration in the church was a wall inscription that read 'God is Love'. Indiana used that quote in a future exhibition where he reversed the words to make 'Love is God'. Born Robert Clark on September 13, 1928 in New Castle, Indiana.
He attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1949–53), the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (summer 1953) and Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art (1953–4), before settling in New York in 1954. painter, sculptor and printmaker. movement use of bold, simple, iconic images, as well as numbers and short words Located at the corner of 55th st & 6th Ave in Midtown Manhattan. Completed in 1971, it stands at 12' x 12' x 6'
and it's made out of Cor-ten steel ( weathering steel) It was originally commissioned as a Christmas card
for the Museum of Modern Art in 1964 and inspired
by poems written by Indiana in the early 60s The original colors of the 'LOVE' sculpture were chosen from the artist's experience driving past the sign from the Great Depression era gas statton Phillip 66. "When I was a kid, my mother used to drive my father to work in Indianapolis, and I would see, practically everyday of my young life, a huge Phillips 66 sign...so it is the red and green against the blue Hoosier sky" One of the most popular public sculptures in NYC Indiana never copyrighted the image and oftentimes he is not credited for it. Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana in Warhol’s studio.New York City, 1964shot for Vogue magazine.photographer: (c) Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos