Robert Indiana

1928 -

American (New Castle, Indiana -)

Robert Indiana Indiana’s work often consists of bold, simple, iconic images, especially numbers and short words like EAT, HUG, and, his best known example, LOVE. He is an American artist associated with the Pop Art movement who worked in a range of medium from painting, sculpture, to print making. This original print is from the famous “1 Cent Life” book/portfolio, published in 1964 by E. W. Kornfeld also shown with the Robert Rauchenberg and Alechinsky piece. This was a revolutionary Pop Art and poetry project organized by Wallace Ting (his poetry is featured in the print) and the artist Sam Francis. Among other artists that contributed to the project were Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, Roy Lichtenstein, Pierre Alechinsky, Asger Jorn, Mel Ramos, Jim Dine, Tom Wesselmann, Claes Oldenburg, Karel Appel, Antonio Saura, James Rosenquist, Alan Davie, and Sam Francis. Indiana studied various printmaking techniques at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but later settled on screen-printing, a medium that well-suited his simplified forms and electric colors. This particular printmaking method also allowed him to reuse screens to produce serial variations. In all, he has completed more than one hundred and sixty prints, working with commercial and fine art workshops worldwide.


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