Robert Indiana

(1928-2018)
Lot 110
Robert Indiana
Chosen Love
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,000
November 18, 2018
Lot 294
Robert Indiana
Chosen Love
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $8,125
September 30, 2018
Lot 190
Robert Indiana
Love and Love Poem (2)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $11,250
May 17, 2015
Lot 191
Robert Indiana
Classic Love rug
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,375
May 17, 2015
Lot 134
Robert Indiana
Chosen Love
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $8,125
May 18, 2014
Lot 17
Robert Indiana
Heptagon
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,062
May 19, 2013
Lot 18
Robert Indiana
The Figure Five (from Decade series)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,875
May 19, 2013
Lot 515
Robert Indiana
Greenpeace Love
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $10,625
October 7, 2012
Lot 19
Robert Indiana
Numbers
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $8,125
May 6, 2012
Lot 163
Robert Indiana
Four (from Numbers)
Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized: $2,205
October 9, 2011
Lot 164
Robert Indiana
Five (from Numbers)
Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized: $3,185
October 9, 2011
Lot 165
Robert Indiana
Six (from Numbers)
Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized: $3,675
October 9, 2011
Lot 166
Robert Indiana
Love (2)
Estimate: $200 - $300
Price Realized: $1,102
October 9, 2011
Lot 313
Robert Indiana
Numbers (0-9)
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Price Realized: $26,950
October 17, 2010
Lot 104
Robert Indiana
Eternal Hexagon (from Ten Works by Ten Painters)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $960
June 3, 2007

About The Artist

Born Robert Clark in New Castle, Indiana in 1928, Robert Indiana spent three years in the U.S. Air Force before attending the Art Institute of Chicago. He later studied at both the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in Maine and the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland and, in 1954, moved to New York. After befriending Ellsworth Kelly, Indiana joined a community of artists in Coenties Slip, where he first began using found objects in his sculptures. It was during his residence there that he discovered the 19th century brass stencils that inspired the text-based work for which Indiana is best known. Describing himself as a "painter of signs," Indiana blended the formal qualities of hard-edge painting and Pop art to examine "American identity" and "the power of abstraction and language." While certainly considered a leader in the Pop art movement, Indiana diverged from the rhetoric of his contemporaries by consistently undertaking socio-political themes through his astute allusions to literature and historical events. Throughout the early 1960s, Indiana attracted glowing critical attention and was featured in a number of high-profile exhibitions and collaborations. It wasn't until 1966, however, that Indiana developed his signature LOVE image, which would become an "icon of modern art" and launch the artist to international fame. By the end of the 1970s, Indiana retreated to rural Maine and invested his creative energy in the rendering of images and texts that related to the lived experience of his local environment.

In addition to maintaining broad visibility in popular culture, Indiana's works are held domestically in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.. The artist's works are also held by many international institutions including the Museum Ludwig in Germany, the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands, the Shanghai Art Museum in China, and the Israel Museum.

"Life." Robert Indiana, robertindiana.com/biography/.

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